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Ethical considerations for research with children

Berman, Gabrielle (2016) Ethical considerations for research with children. Global Kids Online. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This Methodological Guide is specifically tailored to support ethical research practice within the Global Kids Online (GKO) programme. While research on children’s use of the internet requires consideration of universal ethical principles, this type of research presents unique ethical dilemmas which reflect the diverse contexts and the nature of internet use in the varied social, political and economic environments that exist globally (Hongladarom & Ess, 2007). The paper provides (1) an overview of potential ethical issues that need to be considered when undertaking the GKO research programme, (2) a step-by-step guide, illustrated by relevant case studies, to questions and approaches to consider before or when ethical dilemmas arise throughout the research process, (3) useful references to support ethical practice in GKO, (4) a protection protocol template to assist reflection on and documentation of actions that can be taken to ensure that children and communities are protected throughout the research process, and finally (5) templates and guidance on how to handle participant disclosure of abuse revealed during the research process. This methodological guidance has been designed as a basic toolkit and reference point to ensure that researchers participating in the GKO programme critically reflect on potential ethical issues and mitigation strategies, and uphold the highest ethical standards when undertaking the research.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 4.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:27

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