Course Leaders: Dr Sally Holland, WISERD Cardiff and Dr Emma Renold Cardiff University

This two day event for researchers focused on the developing the capacity of staff to undertake effective research with children and young people.

The aim of the course was to introduce research students and early career researchers to key issues involving research with children.

Day 1 was introductory and will cover: approaches to research with children and young people, research ethics with children and young people and child protection in research environments.

Day 2 introduced a range of research methods commonly used for research with children. These are likely to include up to 4 of the following: participatory approaches, creative methods for interviews, secondary data analysis of large datasets, surveys and observation.  Each session on day 2 focused on issues in using these methods in research with children.

Each day included the opportunity for questions and discussion and for participants to relate the materials to their own research plans.

Maximum number: 12

 

Day1 – Thursday March 8th

Preparing to research with children

10.00am

Registration and refreshments

10.30

Introductions and warm up

10.45

Researching children: positionality and place

11.30

Participatory approaches

12.15pm

Lunch

1.00pm

Research ethics with children and young people

2.30pm

Refreshment break

2.50 – 4.00pm

Child protection in research contexts

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Question and answers – sharing research ideas

Day 2 – Friday March 9th

Doing research with children

9.30am

Registration and refreshments

10.00am

Mapping childhood through secondary data sets

11.30am

Refreshment break

12.00pm

Multi-sensory ethnography: objects, sounds and movement

1.00pm

Lunch

1.45pm

Using creative methods with children and young people

 

  • Mobile methods
  • Visual methods
  • Material methods

3.15pm

Refreshments with discussion and evaluation