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Challenges of generating qualitative data with socially excluded young people

Conolly, Anna (2008) Challenges of generating qualitative data with socially excluded young people. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 11 (3). pp. 201-214. ISSN 1364-5579

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Abstract

Recent perspectives in childhood research have tended to emphasise the use of participatory techniques as a method of reducing the unequal power balance between researcher and researched. Increasingly researchers have been concerned with developing inclusive and participatory young people centred methodologies which place their voices at the centre of the research process. But is the ideal of young people?s active involvement in the research process truly achievable or desirable with socially excluded young people in practice? This paper reflects on a range of ethical, methodological and practical issues arising from a study which tracks the lives of a group of young women who have been excluded from secondary school. The paper concludes with reflections on the necessity to overcome such difficulties for the production of in-depth data on some of the most vulnerable, socially excluded young people.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Conolly, Anna (2008) Challenges of generating qualitative data with socially excluded young people. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 11 (3). pp. 201-214. Journal of Social Research Methodology is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/13645570701401446
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Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 15:17
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