Steps for Engaging Young Children in Research – Volume 1: The Guide

Steps for Engaging Young Children in Research is a comprehensive resource developed for academics and practitioner researchers wanting to include the perspectives of young children in their research. The Researcher Toolkit and Researcher Resource have been developed to support researchers to include young children in research; particularly children aged 5-8 years of age. While it has been designed to support those who are seeking to include young children in research for the first time it is intended that the broad range of methods described will also be of value for more seasoned researchers. It does this by providing a six-step process for designing research and through systematically identifying and describing a range of methods that have been used with young children in diverse contexts around the world. This Researcher Resource provides academic background about why young children should be involved in research and provides more guidance on each of the six steps to engaging young children in research.