This article reports on research projects carried out by children working with the Open University Children's Research Centre. It describes how children taking part in research will often answer questions from their peers more easily than those from adults. Because young researchers are experts in the views and feelings of children, they can also find out what their peers think in a way that is not open to adults.
The children who have been involved have gained personally from the experience. They have not only acquired research skills but also social and communication skills. One young researcher reports that it has helped her to learn to trust adults.
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Categories: health public health social care Undertaking research Analysing and interpreting impact on research impact on service users involved impact of public involvement journal article
Date Entered: 2009/01/28
Date Edited: 2012/11/20