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.