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Research with Children and Young People

26th September 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Organised by Social Research Association
Presenter Dr Louca-Mai Brady and Berni Graham
Date 26/09/2018
Venue National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 8 All Saints Street, London(tbc)
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Contact Lindsay Adams T: 0207 998 0304
E: [email protected]
Description Capturing the views and experiences of children and young people directly, rather than by proxy through parents or professionals, is increasingly recognised as essential for research, evaluation and policy development. Drawing on the tutors’ extensive experience and proven expertise in this field, this popular course provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about the ethical, methodological and practical considerations of doing research and evaluation with children and young people. It is designed for people with prior practical research/ evaluation experience. Alongside the theoretical and policy underpinning and practical examples and applications in real-world contexts, the day provides plenty of time for participants to discuss and reflect on applying the learning to their own projects.


By the end of the day participants will:

  • Be able to plan a research and/or evaluation project with children and/or young people
  • Understand the policy, theory and advantages to this approach
  • Be more aware of, and equipped to meet, challenges
  • Understand the methodological and ethical considerations involved


Topics covered:

  • Benefits and challenges
  • Overview of theoretical, legal and policy context
  • Additional ethical considerations
  • Designing appropriate methods
  • Using creative methods
  • Participative approaches

Who will benefit?

This course is suitable for people with practical experience of research and/or evaluation (qualitative or quantitative), who want to learn how to apply this to working with children and young people.

Those who complete this course are encouraged to attend our follow-on day, which is an intermediate-advanced workshop which builds on these topics, and provides further opportunity to explore the methodological and ethical issues in more depth. Please click here for further details

Learning outcomes

Participants will have a good grasp of the considerations, choices and steps involved, and be able to apply these in practice to their own research/ evaluation with children and young people.

Course tutors

Dr Louca-Mai Brady is a senior researcher with many years’ experience managing, undertaking and advising on research and evaluation with children, young people and families. She has particular expertise in qualitative, participative and health research, and in 2017 completed a PhD on ‘embedding children and young people’s participation in health services and research’. Twitter: @louca_mai

Berni Graham is a senior researcher with 15 years’ experience of designing, managing and conducting research and evaluation with children, young people and families and supporting others on same. Berni’s wide-ranging expertise includes: health, education, parenting, early years, carers, looked after children, welfare and disability. She works for local and national government and VCS organisations and regularly trains young people and others to conduct peer research: www.grahamresearch.co.uk

Level Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Cost £260.00 Members of SRA receive a 25% discount and pay £195
Website and registration
Region Greater London
Keywords Evaluation Research, Children and Young People


26th September 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC