How to conduct research with children ethically

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Researching violence against children is an incredibly important, yet ethically challenging task. How do we balance the importance of involving children in research with safeguarding their health and well-being?

Our guests have made ethics a priority in their research, considering and addressing any potential harm that may be caused - and they share their learnings.

In this episode we find out why a child’s perspective is so important when developing effective services and prevention programmes. We grapple with the issue of gaining informed consent from children. And we touch on the issue of vicarious trauma, which can affect researchers when hearing the experiences of children.


Our guests are:

Franziska Meinck, Assistant Professor at The University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science

Chi-Chi Undie, Senior Associate at the Population Council

Anita Burgund Isakov, Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences in Serbia


Your hosts are:

Elizabeth Dartnall, Executive Director, SVRI


Angelica Pino, Grants Manager and Capacity Strengthening Specialist, SVRI


Find out more at svri.org.

Period19 Apr 2022

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  • TitleHow to conduct research with children ethically
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSVRI
    Media typeOther
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/04/22
    DescriptionResearching violence against children is an incredibly important, yet ethically challenging task. How do we balance the importance of involving children in research with safeguarding their health and well-being?

    Our guests have made ethics a priority in their research, considering and addressing any potential harm that may be caused - and they share their learnings.

    In this episode we find out why a child’s perspective is so important when developing effective services and prevention programmes. We grapple with the issue of gaining informed consent from children. And we touch on the issue of vicarious trauma, which can affect researchers when hearing the experiences of children.

    Our guests are:

    Franziska Meinck, Assistant Professor at The University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science

    Chi-Chi Undie, Senior Associate at the Population Council

    Anita Burgund Isakov, Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences in Serbia

    Your hosts are:

    Elizabeth Dartnall, Executive Director, SVRI

    Angelica Pino, Grants Manager and Capacity Strengthening Specialist, SVRI

    Find out more at svri.org.
    PersonsFranziska Meinck, Chi-Chi Undie, Anita Isakov Burgund