Doing Children’s Geographies provides a useful resource for all those embarking on research with young people. Drawing on reflections from original cutting-edge research undertaken across three continents, the book focuses on the challenges researchers face when working with children, youth and their families. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides alternatives to some of the difficulties researchers face and highlights methodological innovations as geographers uncover new and exciting ways of working. The second part specifically addresses the issues surrounding children and youth’s participation providing critiques of current practice and offering alternatives for increasing young people’s involvement in research design. Finally, the book broadens to a consideration of wider areas of concern for those working with children and youth. This section discusses the nature of childhood in relation to research, the place of emotions in research with young people and the process of undertaking applied research.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Children's Geographies

chapter 1|8 pages

Researching Children's Geographies

ByLorraine van Blerk, John Barker, Nicola Ansell, Fiona Smith, Mike Kesby

chapter 2|17 pages

Interviewing with Children in their Homes

Putting Ethical Principles into Practice and Developing Flexible Techniques
ByNaomi Bushin

chapter 3|16 pages

‘I Felt they were Ganging up on me'

Interviewing Siblings at Home
BySamantha Punch

chapter 4|15 pages

Movements in Time and Space

Using Multiple Methods in Research with Young People in Accra, Ghana
ByThilde Langevang

chapter 5|14 pages

‘Sandplay, Clay and Sticks’

Multi-Sensory Research Methods to Explore the Long-Term Mental Health Effects of Childhood Play Experience
ByAmanda Bingley, Christine Milligan

chapter 6|13 pages

‘Tell Me Your Story’

Applied Ethics in Narrative Research with Young Fathers
ByJane Reeves

chapter 7|14 pages

Rethinking participatory methods in children's geographies

ByMichael Gallagher

chapter 8|16 pages

Doing Research with Young People

Participatory Research and the Rituals of Collective Work
ByCaitlin Cahill

chapter 9|15 pages

Involving young people as researchers

Uncovering multiple power relations among youths
ByNadine Schäfer, Richard Yarwood

chapter 10|17 pages

Increasing children's participation in African transport planning

Reflections on methodological issues in a child-centred research project
ByGina Porter, Albert Abane

chapter 11|12 pages

Participatory Feedback and Dissemination with and for Children

Reflections from Research with Young Migrants in Southern Africa
ByLorraine van Blerk, Nicola Ansell

chapter 14|12 pages

Are Methodologies for Children keeping them in their Place?

ByFionagh Thomson

chapter 15|18 pages

Approaching the otherness of childhood

Methodological considerations
ByOwain Jones

chapter 16|10 pages

Moving forward

Contributions to methodological innovation
ByMike Kesby, Nicola Ansell, Lorraine van Blerk, John Barker, Fiona Smith