How can ideas and concepts from human rights inform and challenge ways of undertaking research with children? Over the last twenty years, there has been a significant ‘turn’ in the social sciences and related disciplines, to undertaking research with rather than research on children. This turn has several strands: developing ‘participative’ or ‘creative’ methodologies to work directly with children; an intense and extensive focus on ethics; expanding the ways children can be involved in research, from participants to advisers, experts and researchers; and a research objective to present children’s ‘voice’. This chapter will examine such strands, to consider current challenges and tensions, utilising ideas and concepts from human rights. In particular, it will consider how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can challenge conceptualisations of capacity and competence, communication and voice, and research ethics.
|Title of host publication||Seen and Heard|
|Subtitle of host publication||Exploring Participation, Engagement and Voice for Children with Disabilities|
|Editors||Miriam Twomey, Clare Carroll|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Nov 2018|