Related resources

Research with children

Please email if you have any suggested additions.  See also the University of Lancaster Social Science Research Ethics website.

Alderson, P., and Morrow, V. (2004) Ethics, social research and consulting with children and young people. Barkingside: Barnardo’s.

Alderson, P. (2007) Competent children? Minors’ consent to health care treatment and research.  Social Science and Medicine, 65, 2272–2283.

Cocks, A. (2006) The ethical maze: finding an inclusive path towards gaining children’s agreement to research participation. Childhood 13, 2, 247-266.

Farrell, A. (Ed.) (2005) Ethical issues in Research with Children. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Morrow, V. (2008) Ethical dilemmas in research with children and young people about their social environments, Childrens Geographies,6:1,49-61.

Goodenough, T., E. Williamson, J. Kent and R. Ashcroft (2003) “What Did You Think About That?” Researching Children’s Participation in a Longitudinal Genetic Epidemiological Study, Children and Society 17.2: 113-25

Goodenough, T., E. Williamson, J. Kent and R. Ashcroft (2004) Ethical Protection in Research: Including Children in Debate in M. Smyth and E. Williamson (eds.) Researchers and Their ‘Subjects’. Ethics, Power, Knowledge and Consent, Bristol, UK: Policy Press

Helgesson, G. (2005) Children, Longitudinal Studies, and Informed Consent, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 8: 307-13

Maguire, M. (2005) ‘What if You Talked to Me? I Could Be Interesting!’ Ethical Research Considerations in Engaging with Bilingual / Multilingual Child Participants in Human Inquiry. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research.

Punch, S. (2002) Research with children: the same or different from research with adults? Childhood, 9, 3, 321-341.

Reeves A, Bryson C, Ormston R, White C. (2007) Children’s perspectives on participating in survey research. London: NatCen.