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Research with Children and Young People
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Berni Graham and Dr Louca-Mai Brady
NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London (tbc)
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Capturing the views and experiences of children and young people directly, rather than by proxy through parents or professionals, is increasingly recognised as essential for research, evaluation and policy development. Drawing on the tutors’ extensive experience and proven expertise in this field, this popular course provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about the ethical, methodological and practical considerations of doing research and evaluation with children and young people. It is designed for people with prior practical research/ evaluation experience. Alongside the theoretical and policy underpinning and practical examples and applications in real-world contexts, the day provides plenty of time for participants to discuss and reflect on applying the learning to their own projects.
By the end of the day participants will:
Who will benefit?
This course is suitable for people with practical experience of research and/or evaluation (qualitative or quantitative), who want to learn how to apply this to working with children and young people.
Those who complete this course are encouraged to attend our follow-on day, which is an intermediate-advanced workshop which builds on these topics, and provides further opportunity to explore the methodological and ethical issues in more depth. Please click here for further details
Participants will have a good grasp of the considerations, choices and steps involved, and be able to apply these in practice to their own research/ evaluation with children and young people.
Dr Louca-Mai Brady is a senior researcher with many years’ experience managing, undertaking and advising on research and evaluation with children, young people and families. She has particular expertise in qualitative, participative and health research, and in 2017 completed a PhD on ‘embedding children and young people’s participation in health services and research’. Twitter: @louca_mai
Berni Graham is a senior researcher with 15 years’ experience of designing, managing and conducting research and evaluation with children, young people and families and supporting others on same. Berni’s wide-ranging expertise includes: health, education, parenting, early years, carers, looked after children, welfare and disability. She works for local and national government and VCS organisations and regularly trains young people and others to conduct peer research: www.grahamresearch.co.uk
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£260; SRA members receive a 25% discount and pay £195
Website and registration
Evaluation Research, Participatory Research, Grounded Theory, Research Ethics, Children and Young People
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