Research with Children

Theory and Practice

by Michelle O'Reilly, Nisha Dogra, Pablo Daniel Ronzoni

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  • 1446208494
  • 9781446208489
  • 9781446208496
  • 9781446275443
  • 9781446291689
Thought-provoking, pertinent and engaging, this book provides an overview of every aspect of carrying out research with children. It is unique in its particular focus on vulnerable groups of children such as those with mental-health problems, physical health problems and learning disabilities, along with young offenders and looked after children.

The book helpfully addresses each stage of the research process:

-Part I introduces the main elements of doing research with children, including seeking ethical approval for sensitive research topics.

-Part II guides the reader through the initial stages of the research project including recruitment issues and communicating with gatekeepers.

-Part III outlines the data collection, data analysis, writing up and dissemination stages of research and covers both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Filled with practical advice and useful activities for each chapter, this book is an essential resource for any student, academic or professional working with, or doing research with, children.

  • SAGE Publications; February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446275443
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Research with Children
  • Author: Michelle O'Reilly; Nisha Dogra; Pablo Daniel Ronzoni
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446208494
  • 9781446208489
  • 9781446208496
  • 9781446275443
  • 9781446291689

In The Press

This is an excellent resource for all those interested in undertaking research with children and young people in a variety of contexts. It will be particularly valuable for students and practitioners working with children in education, health, social work and in communities, as it provides valuable practical advice, with examples from a range of professional contexts. The authors have written an exceptional step-by-step guide, which supports the reader from the design stage to dissemination, and is packed with ideas on how best to engage children of all ages in research and how to be respectful of their views and rights in the process. An invaluable resource for students, practitioners and others interested in researching children's views in a respectful manner.
Daniela Sime
Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Strathclyde


Research with Children is an accessible, comprehensive introduction and step-by-step guide to thinking about and developing research with children and young people within sociology, education, psychology and health. This book will be useful to practitioners, policy-makers and students working at undergraduate, Masters and even doctoral levels.
Claire Maxwell
Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, University of London


A very clear, accessible and comprehensive overview of how to undertake research with children. The authors walk the reader through key concepts, considerations and questions to ask, providing a range of practical examples and templates to assist new researchers. An extremely useful text!
Phil Crane
Senior Lecturer in Services to Young People, Queensland University of Technology