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Can't talk, won't talk?: methodological issues in researching children.

Harden, Jeni, Backett-Milburn, Kathryn and Jackson, Stevi (2000) Can't talk, won't talk?: methodological issues in researching children. Sociological Research Online, 5 (2).

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In this paper we explore some current issues in, what has come to be called, the new sociology of childhood and how these relate to the process of researching children's lives in general, and to our own research in particular. We discuss the developmental model of childhood, before going on to explore ideas about children as, on the one hand, inhabiting a relatively autonomous realm and, on the other as part of the same social world as adults but with different sets of competencies. The implications of these differing positions for researching children will be assessed prior to a discussion of the design of our current research, on children and risk, and the wider implications of our reflections on the research process.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1360-7804
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Childhood; children; methodology; research methods;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Science and Health Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 305 Social groups
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Item ID: 4867
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 16:47
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 16:16
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4867

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