Research with children: voice, agency and transparency

Phillips, Louise (2014). Research with children: voice, agency and transparency. In Warren Midgley, Andy Davies, Mark E. Oliver and Patrick Alan Danaher (Ed.), Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education Research (pp. 165-182) Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. doi:10.1007/978-94-6209-491-8_12

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Author Phillips, Louise
Title of chapter Research with children: voice, agency and transparency
Title of book Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education Research
Place of Publication Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Sense Publishers
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6209-491-8_12
Open Access Status
ISBN 9789462094901
Editor Warren Midgley
Andy Davies
Mark E. Oliver
Patrick Alan Danaher
Volume number 9789462094918
Chapter number 12
Start page 165
End page 182
Total pages 18
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Children have been the focus of studies dating back to the start of the twentieth century (Hendrick, 2003), but they have largely been positioned as objects of inquiry (Christensen & James, 2008; Tisdall, Davis, & Gallagher, 2009; Wyness, 2006). A scientific approach to research which positions humans as objects is dehumanising, and has not only occurred for children but unfortunately many marginalised groups, with historical examples of extremely abhorrent ethical violations...

...First, I will discuss core principles of research with children informed from a participatory perspective. Second, research method possibilities will be explored that enable children to share their subjective worlds with agency. Critical questions of voice, agency, transparency and power balance will then be raised for consideration and reflection in research practices with children.

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