How do views about children shape research concerned with their lives? What different forms can research with children take? What ethical issues does it involve? How does it impact on policy and practice, and on the lives of children themselves? This book helps you to understand how research is designed and carried out to explore questions about the lives of children and young people. It tackles the methodological, practical and ethical challenges involved, and features examples of actual research that illustrate: • Different strategies for carrying out research • Common challenges that arise in the research process • Varying modes of engagement that researchers can adopt with participants and audiences; and • The impact that research can have on future studies, policy and practice.

Engaging Audiences and Disseminating Findings: The Impact of Research
Engaging audiences and disseminating findings: The impact of research


It is easy to assume that dissemination is something researchers do once their study is finished, a coda to the ‘real’ work of research. The fieldwork is over, the data have been analysed, and now it's time to summarise your findings and communicate them to the wider world. In their different ways, the four chapters in this final section of the book challenge that simplistic characterisation. The authors explore the relationship between engagement, dissemination and impact and in so doing demonstrate the diverse ways in which research with children and young people can make a difference to policy, practice and to young people's lives.

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