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Working ethically with children and young people as research participants

Course Description

The course is mainly aimed at students in the social sciences and does not cover medical research. 

Are you contemplating or planning research with children and young people? How straightforward does it seem? How clear is the guidance that you might have read on working with children and young people as participants? Are you sure that you have weighed up all the ethical considerations?

 This workshop will look both at ethical codes and guidance and consider practical examples of research with children and young people that raises ethical dilemmas. 

 The expected outcomes of the session are that you will:

  • Gain familiarity with relevant codes of ethics and conduct
  • Gain familiarity with relevant guidance on conducting research with this population
  • Understand the importance of ethical sensitivity
  • Be better able to understand the ethical considerations of conducting research with this population
  • Be better able to take action to ensure that you take these considerations into account

PLEASE NOTE: you should read the essential reading under 'Course Links' below prior to the course.

About the speakers:

Professor Essi Viding is a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology in the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology. She co-directs the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit at UCL and regularly conducts studies with vulnerable children. She is also the Divisional Ethics Chair for the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences. 

Dr Phil Stringer is a Professional Research Tutor on the continuing professional doctorate (DEdPsy) for practising educational psychologists, in the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology. He is also employed as an educational psychologist by Hampshire County Council and has many years experience of working with children and young people. He is also a member of the British Psychological Society's Ethics Committee.

Researcher Development Framework Categories

C1) Professional conduct

Course Recommended for

This course is particularly relevant to the following groups:

  • 1st Year Research Students
  • 2nd Year Research Students
  • 3rd Year Research Students
  • 4th Year Research Students
  • Students in Social & Historical Sciences

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Registration information will be available in due course.

Page last updated: 22nd July 2010