Ethics and Research with Young People – Wisdom2Action

Ethics and Research with Young People

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Reporting on effective challenges and effective ethical approaches to conducting research involving children and youth in challenging contexts.

Abstract: This knowledge synthesis report explores the ethical approaches and issues in conducting research with children and youth in challenging contexts. Social research conducted with youth in challenging contexts attempts to gain insight into the lives and perspectives of young people. While there are risks associated with such research, there are potential rewards both for participants in research and society at large. The shift towards including youth in research has the potential to give young people a greater opportunity to voice their views and perspectives and influence both policy and practice. There is a need to translate existing rights into workable ethical practices. In addition, the move toward including the voices of youth has created a number of ethical dilemmas that challenge researchers, practitioners, and REBs.

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Summary Document

This document presents a summary of the information found in the knowledge synthesis report Ethics and Research with Young People in Challenging Contexts. This report brings together existing research and practice based knowledge to explore various ethical approaches and ethical challenges to conducting research involving children and youth in challenging contexts.

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Policy Checklist

This checklist has been designed to help you implement the recommendations from the knowledge synthesis report on Ethics and Research with Young People in Challenging Contexts. You can use it to guide your organizations programs and policies for conducting research with vulnerable children and youth. Download your checklist then print and share!

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Prepared By

James Bray

Co-leads

Linda Liebenberg
Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University

Project Manager

Emily Pelley (née Zinck)
CYCC Network

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