This special meeting of the Child and Youth Participation SIG invited all CRN members to come together to discuss experiences, concerns and best practices around the use of online tools and platforms to access children and young people’s voices across research, policy and practice.
• Available, accessible and appropriate online platforms
• Limitations of online tools and platforms
• Unequal access to devices/ broadband
• Implications of engaging children and young people in ‘home’ contexts
• Reaching children and young people – challenges and best practice
• Child Protection
• Ethical issues
12th May 2020, 11am-1pm
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Some relevant literature to whet your appetite!
- Berman, S (2020) Ethical Considerations for Evidence Generation Involving Children on the COVID-19 Pandemic. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti Discussion Paper. https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/DP%202020-01.pdf
- Jowett, A (2020) Carrying out qualitative research under lockdown – Practical and ethical considerations. LSE Impact Blog https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2020/04/20/carrying-out-qualitative-research-under-lockdown-practical-and-ethical-considerations/
- Shapka, J et al (2016) Online versus in-person interviews with adolescents: An exploration of data equivalence. Computers in Human Behavior, Vol 58, Pages 361-367.
Abstract: This study compared data quantity and quality of interviews conducted with adolescents in a face-to-face setting versus online. Thirty participants in grades 10 through 12 participated in semi-structured interviews either through instant messaging or in-person. Results indicated that interviews conducted online produced fewer words and took longer to complete, and involved more rapport-building, however, there were no mean differences in the level of self-disclosure and the formality of the interviews, nor in the number and kind of themes that emerged or in the depth to which the themes were discussed. The findings suggest that despite taking longer and producing fewer words, data quality is unaffected by the mode of data collection (online versus face-to-face).
- Šléglová, V., & Cerna, A. (2011). Cyberbullying in Adolescent Victims: Perception and Coping. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 5(2), Article 4. Retrieved from https://cyberpsychology.eu/article/view/4248/3294