Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/14733280701791876
Title: Research with children and young people: Exploring the tensions between ethics, competence and participation
Authors: Skelton, T. 
Keywords: Children and young people
Dilemmas of research practice
Ethical frameworks
Rights to participate
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Skelton, T. (2008). Research with children and young people: Exploring the tensions between ethics, competence and participation. Children's Geographies 6 (1) : 21-36. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733280701791876
Abstract: This article offers a discussion of the ways in which institutional ethical frameworks can obstruct and obfuscate research with children and young people at the very same time as they attempt to protect these subjects of research. The article shows that key aspects of institutional ethical guidelines and regulations fly in the face of contemporary social studies of childhood, of which geography constitutes a significant part. The increasing recognition of the competence of children and young people combined with their right to participate, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, has not yet been adequately integrated within institutional ethics frameworks. This places those conducting research with children and young people in an invidious position of trying to follow their political respect for the rights of their research participants at the same time as meeting the strictures of research practice defined by their institutional ethics committees. Examples of the author's own experience, plans for future research and actual research practice with young people will be used throughout to explore the tensions between ethics, competence and participation. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Children's Geographies
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49782
ISSN: 14733285
DOI: 10.1080/14733280701791876
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