This book's unique child-centered perspective provides an easy-to-follow model for teaching research methodology to children to participate actively in their own education.

Research Ethics

Research ethics

Teaching Content for Session 3

Timing: 90 minutes + 45 minutes follow-up work.


A great deal of thought and attention has to be given to the ethics of all research studies and this should not be any less rigorous just because it is children who are carrying out the research. Ethical considerations are not a ‘bolt-on’ option; they are an integral core of each stage from initial design through to dissemination. Sometimes, the topic of the research itself can give rise to ethical sensitivity. If, for example, the research concerns bullying, then the very act of exploring this with individuals could cause distress, anxiety or increase an individual's vulnerability to a bullying situation. On the other hand, it is important that issues like bullying ...

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