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Researching Young People's Lives

Heath, Sue; Brookes, Rachel; Cleaver, Elizabeth; Ireland, Eleanor


Sue Heath

Rachel Brookes

Eleanor Ireland


In the first part of this book, the authors consider the broad methodological and contextual concerns of relevance to the design and conduct of youth research, including ethical issues, the importance of context, and the rise of participatory approaches to youth research. The second part of the book focuses on the use of specific research methods in the conduct of youth research, ranging from survey and secondary analysis through to interviewing, ethnography, visual methods, and the use of the internet in youth research. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on research in practice, and examples are drawn from youth research projects from a wide range of disciplines and substantive areas in the UK and beyond.


Heath, S., Brookes, R., Cleaver, E., & Ireland, E. Researching Young People's Lives. Sage Publications

Book Type Authored Book
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9781412910569
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