This book sets out a clear framework for conducting participatory research with children and young people within a discussion of the rights of the child. Through extensive case studies and a close review of contemporary literature, in relation to early childhood through to late adolescence, the book serves as a critical guide to issues in participative research for students and researchers.
The book includes chapters on:

  • Designing your research project
  • Ethical considerations
  • Innovative methods
  • Publication and dissemination.


Introduction: Arguing The Case For Participatory Research With Children And Young People

Developing New Methodological Understandings Of Social Research With Children And Young People

Ethical Questions In Relation To Participatory Research With Children And Young People

Designing A Project With Children And Young People: Investigating The ‘Researchable Question’

A Political Ecology Of Access And Cooperation

Innovative Methods

Issues Of Impact And Sustainability In The Context Of Participatory Design And Construction

Publication And Dissemination

Action And Participation