The wrongs of protection: Balancing protection and participation in research with marginalised young people

Daley, K 2013, 'The wrongs of protection: Balancing protection and participation in research with marginalised young people', Journal of Sociology, pp. 1-18.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The wrongs of protection: Balancing protection and participation in research with marginalised young people
Author(s) Daley, K
Year 2013
Journal name Journal of Sociology
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract Protecting participants - especially the vulnerable and/or young - is essential to respecting individuals and doing so upholds the merit and integrity of research. Research is a way of improving the lives of the vulnerable as research informs policy and service provision. Research participants need to be protected, but as their right, they also need to be able to participate in research as a way of being heard on matters which affect them. This article argues that ethical review of research is so heavily focused on minimising risk that young people's right to participate in discussion is often overlooked. I use my own research with young people who have experienced problematic substance use as a running case study to discuss the tension between balancing protection and participation in research design and offer strategies for balancing the two when designing research.
Subject Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Keyword(s) age groups
child welfare
data collection
ethics
methodology
research methods
social science research
research
youth groups
DOI - identifier 10.1177/1440783313482365
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2013
ISSN 1440-7833
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