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EDUC5862M
Module Reading List

Research with Children and Young People, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Gill Main
G.Main@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Some general readings:

Bryman, A. (2016) Social Research Methods. Oxford: OUP.

Christensen, P. and James, A. (2008/2017) Research with children. London: Routledge

Francis, S. and Lewis, V. (2004) Doing research with children and young people ISBN: 0761943811 (pbk.) : £18.99; 0761943803. London: Sage.

Grieg, A.. Taylor, J. and MacKay, (2007) Doing research with children : a practical guide. ISBN: 9780857028860 (pbk.); 9780857028853 (hbk.); 0857028855 (hbk.); 0857028863 (pbk.). London: Sage.  

Lewis, A. and Lindsay, G. (eds) (2000) Researching children's perspectives ISBN: 0335202799 (pb); 0335202802, Buckingham: Open University Press.

Sargeant, J. and Harcourt, D. (2012) Doing ethical research with children [electronic resource] ISBN: 0335246427 ¹22.99; 9780335246427 ¹22.99; 0335246435; 9780335246434. Open University Press.

 

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Week 1: Introduction to the module

Christensen P and James A. (eds) (2008) Research with Children: Perspectives and Practices. London: RoutledgeFalmer. Second edition.

Punch, S. (2002) ‘Research with children: the same or different’, Childhood. ISSN: 0907-5682, 9 (3): 321-341.  

Further reading

Christensen, P. and Prout, A. (2002) ‘Working with ethical symmetry in social research with children’. Childhood. ISSN: 0907-5682, 9 (4) 477-497.

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Week 2: Ethnography with children and young people

Christensen, P. (2004b) ‘Children’s participation in ethnographic research: issues of power and representation,’ Children & society. ISSN: 0951-0605, 18 (2): 165-176.

Corsaro, W. (2017) 'A reflection on a longitudinal ethnography of early education in Italy' in P. Christensen and A. James (eds) Research with Children: Perspectives and Practices. Taylor and Francis.

Montgomery, H. (2014) 'Participant Observation', In A. Clark, R. Flewitt, M. Hammersley and M. Robb (eds) Understanding research with children and young people ISBN: 9781446274934 (pbk.) : £25.99; 9781446274927 (hbk.) : £75.00, London: Open University/Sage: 122-135.

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Week 3: Ethical research with children and young people

Sargeant, J. and Harcourt, D. (2012) Doing ethical research with children [electronic resource] . Open University Press.

Christensen, P. and Prout, A. (2002) 'Working in ethical symmetry in social research with children'. In Childhood vol.9 no.4 pp477-497. (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0907568202009004007)

 

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Week 3 workshop: Qualitative and creative interviews with children and young people

Elden, S. (2013) ‘Inviting the Messy: Drawing Methods and “Children’s Voices” ’, Childhood. ISSN: 0907-5682, 20 (1): 66–81. 

Creative Intervierwing (Professor Jennifer Mason) https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/morgan-centre/research/resources/videos/creative-interviewing/

 

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Week 4: Survey methods with children and young people

You may be interested in looking around the website of an international survey developed with children, collecting data from children: www.isciweb.org

See also chapters on quantative research in Bryman's textbook (above)

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Week 5: Longitudinal Design and Cross-sectional Studies 

 See Bryman's chapters on mixed methods research

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Week 5 workshop: Designing Questionnaires

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Week 6 Creative methods with children and young people

Gallacher L. and Gallagher, M. (2008) ‘Methodological immaturity in childhood research? Thinking through ‘participatory methods’’, Childhood. ISSN: 0907-5682 15 (4,): 499–516.

Clark, A. and Moss, P. (2001) Listening to Young Children: the MOSAIC approach. London: National Children’s Bureau.

Clark, A. (2014) Developing and Adapting the Mosaic Approach, In A. Clark, R. Flewitt, M. Hammersley and M. Robb (eds) Understanding research with children and young people ISBN: 9781446274934 (pbk.) : £25.99; 9781446274927 (hbk.) : £75.00, London: Open University/Sage: pp.200-209.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Working with children in Face to Face (project at Sussex) https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/mp3/NCRM_podcast_LiamBerriman.mp3

Further reading:

Mason, J. (2011) Understanding Social Research. London: Sage. (chapter 2 Experimenting with qualitative methods).

 

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Week 7: Identifying topcis and questions, study design

Please identify and have a look at one or two articles reporting original research, which address a topic you are interested in. Consider in particular the methods used.

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Week 7 workshop: Writing the research proposal

Bell, J. (2010) Doing your research project (5th edition). Maidenhead: Open University Press. https://leeds.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991013346629705181&context=L&vid=44LEE_INST:VU1&lang=en&search_scope=My_Inst_CI_not_ebsco&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=AlmostEverything&query=any,contains,writing%20a%20research%20proposal%20social%20science&sortby=date_d&facet=frbrgroupid,include,9001304922939134375&offset=0

Carlisle, C. (1994) 'Writing a research proposal'. In Nurse Researcher vol.2 no.1 pp24-33. https://journals.rcni.com/doi/full/10.7748/nr.2.1.24.s4. NB although this is in a nursing journal, it contains some very helpful advice for writing a research proposal.

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Week 8: Doing qualitative analysis

Kiernan, M. D. and Hill, M. (2018) 'Framework analysis: A whole paradigm approach'. In Qualitative Research Journal vol.18 no.3 pp248-261. https://leeds.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=emerald_s10.1108%2FQRJ-D-17-00008&context=PC&vid=44LEE_INST:VU1&lang=en&search_scope=My_Inst_CI_not_ebsco&adaptor=Primo%20Central&tab=AlmostEverything&query=any,contains,framework%20analysis&offset=0

Srivastava, A. and Thomson, S. B. (2009) 'Framework Analysis: A qualitative methodology for applied policy research'. Joaag vol.4 no.2.  http://research.apc.org/images/a/ad/Framework_analysis.pdf

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Week 9: Intervention and evaluation studies

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Week 10: Assignment preparation

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Week 11: Writing in social research

Becker, H. (2007) Writing for Social Scientists. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (chapter 1 in particular).   

Gillan, D. J., Wickens, C. D., Hollands, J. G. and Carswell, C. M. (1998) 'Guidelines for presenting quantitative data'. In Human Factors vol.40 no.1 pp28-41. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Justin_Hollands/publication/220457627_Guidelines_for_Presenting_Quantitative_Data_in_HFES_Publications/links/09e415113d305da197000000/Guidelines-for-Presenting-Quantitative-Data-in-HFES-Publications.pdf

Hammersley, M. and Atkinson, P. (2003) Ethnography: Principles in Practice. London: Routledge. (Chapter 9 Writing ethnography).   

Mason, J. (2018) Qualitative researching. London: Sage. (chapter 9, Making Convincing Arguments with Qualitative Data).  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 

 

This list was last updated on 10/10/2019