Taking Participation Seriously - Guide on Conducting Social Research

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Participation: Count me in! - Involving children and young people in research Taking PARTicipation seriously is a resource for organisations who want practical advice about how to involve children and young people in activities, events and decision-making about issues that affect their lives. The kit is made up of different parts that focus on how you can involve children and young people in different activities or areas of work. Schools, youth centres, youth clubs, welfare agencies, councils, businesses, churches and sporting bodies are just some of the organisations that will find this kit useful. Children and young people helped us develop all sections of the kit, providing their ideas, experiences, feedback and piloting the resources before publication. More info: http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/kids/resources/participationkit.cfm#ixzz2NzDwKnkS. Count me in! is a guide on conducting social research with children and young people. The guide looks at a range of issues and practicalities that should be considered when undertaking a research project with children. The guide assumes basic knowledge of social research. It builds on that knowledge to provide practical ideas about how to make research methods participatory for children and young people. We hope it will be useful to both experienced researchers and those with less experience who want to research in a systematic way as part of their everyday work. For information on research methods see the ‘Further reading’ section for some general texts on research methods.


Dianne Nixon, Jan Mason, Toby Fattore

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