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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Research with Children: The Same or Different from Research with Adults?
Author(s): Punch, Samantha
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Keywords: children
task-based methods
visual techniques
written methods
Child development
Children Research Methodology
Child development Research
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Date Deposited: 1-Jul-2009
Citation: Punch S (2002) Research with Children: The Same or Different from Research with Adults?. Childhood, 9 (3), pp. 321-341.
Abstract: This paper explores seven methodological issues in some detail to illustrate the ways in which aspects of the research process usually considered to be the same for both adults and children can pose particular dilemmas for adult researchers working with children. It argues that research with children is potentially different from research with adults mainly because of adult perceptions of children and children's marginalised position in adult society but least often because children are inherently different. Drawing on classroom-based research carried out in rural Bolivia, the advantages and disadvantages of using five task-based methods (drawings, photographs, PRA techniques, diaries and worksheets) are highlighted in order to illustrate how such research techniques often thought to be suitable for use with children can be problematic as well as beneficial.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0907568202009003005
Rights: Published in Childhood. Copyright: SAGE Publications.; The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Childhood, Volume 9, Issue 3, 2002, © SAGE Publications, Inc., 2002 by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Childhood page: on SAGE Journals Online:

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