Research with children: methodological issues and innovative techniques

Montserrat Fargas Malet, Dominic Mc Sherry, Emma Larkin, Clive Robinson

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In the past few decades, a growing body of literature examining children’s perspectives on their own lives has developed within a variety of disciplines, such as sociology, psychology, anthropology and geography. This article provides a brief up-to-date examination of methodological and ethical issues that researchers may need to consider when designing research studies involving children; and a review of some of the methods and techniques used to elicit their views. The article aims to encourage researchers to critically reflect on these methodological issues and the techniques they choose to use, since they will have implications for the data produced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-192
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Early Childhood Research
Issue number2
Early online date21 May 2010
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jun 2010


  • Research with children
  • Methodology
  • Innovation
  • Care pathways


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