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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.

Achieving Policy Impact: Researching Children's Issues at Eu Level
Achieving policy impact: Researching children's issues at eu level
Sandy Ruxton
Introduction

This chapter examines the ways in which research on issues affecting children and young people can influence the processes and outcomes of policymaking. It uses specific examples from the author's experience to make points which are of wider interest and value for those exploring ways of using research in their own practice, or thinking about embarking on research with the aim of changing policy and practice in their field. The chapter draws upon examples of effective work to raise the profile of child policy at European Union level, from the mid-1990s – when ‘children’ were not mentioned in the EU Treaties – to the inclusion of ...

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