Listening with children: Research, Policy and Practice

Hogan, Fergus and O'Reilly, Maire (2007) Listening with children: Research, Policy and Practice. Vision into Practice: Proceedings CECDE International Conference 2007.

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Abstract

This paper explores the related concerns of ethics and method in developing child centred research practice. This paper draws from our report, "Listening to children: Children’s stories of domestic violence” (Hogan and O’Reilly, 2007, commissioned by the National Children’s Office). This research is framed with a vision of children, even those who have experienced violent and fractured childhoods, as being competent subjects in a social world. The main focus of discussion here is the ethical issues involved in including and interviewing children in research which explores sensitive intimate details of their lives. This paper also offers a discussion on methodological dilemmas where key methodological decisions are based on ethical concerns.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: Centre for Social and Family Research
Divisions: School of Humanities > Department of Applied Arts
Depositing User: Fergus Hogan
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007 17:02
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/545

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