Ethical issues in qualitative research addressing sensitive issues with children and young people

Catharine Lumby, Kath Albury, Alan McKee, Sky Hugman

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Abstract

This chapter is written for researchers who are preparing to conduct qualitative research with young people under 18 years of age and members of ethics committees who must evaluate proposals for such research. It outlines best practice research ethics and methods into sensitive issues, such as sexuality, emphasising the consideration of differences between adults and young people, power differentials, issues of confidentiality, and harm minimisation. The chapter argues that qualitative research methods are especially appropriate for researching sensitive issues with young people, facilitating reflexive research design and implementation, and creating safe spaces for young people as active research participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYouth, technology, governance, experience
Subtitle of host publicationadults understanding young people
EditorsLiam Grealy, Catherine Driscoll, Anna Hickey-Moody
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter5
Pages87-102
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351112673
ISBN (Print)9780815362319
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameYouth, Young Adulthood and Society
PublisherRoutledge

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