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“It is refreshing to see a book such as this which is both broad in its conceptualization of the field of child research and deep in its focus. The volume's editors are paragons of awareness when it comes to the need for interdisciplinary research and theory to illuminate the lives and experience of children.”

James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago

“Covers a satisfying and unprecedentedly wide range of research relating to childhood. The contributors include many eminent international scholars of childhood, making the book a valuable resource for child researchers. Child advocates will also find the book to be invaluable in their efforts to improve children's well-being, and to change policies and practices for the better.”

Anne Smith, University of Otago

“A really scintillating collection that will provide ...

Interviewing Children: A Primer
Interviewing children: A primer
Karen J.Saywitz
Lorinda B.Camparo
Interviewing Children: A Primer

Research on child interviewing has burgeoned over the past 25 years as expectations about children's agency, competence, and participation in society have changed. Across diverse fields of study, researchers in psychology, medicine, sociology, anthropology, law, social work, nursing, and education have investigated how best to elicit information from children – information about their experiences, perceptions, sensations, attributions, thoughts, and feelings. As informants about their own lives, children have become active participants in building the knowledge base on which public policies about their welfare are predicated. Moreover, their memories, preferences, and perceptions determine everyday decisions that affect individuals of all ages from courtrooms to dinner tables. The goal of this chapter is to provide ...

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