Negotiating Children’s Social Contexts in Jamaica: Ethics, Practicalities and Research Methodologies

Abstract

Conducting research in contexts of violence requires sensitivity and prudence, particularly when the study involves children. This article outlines some of the ethical and practical issues that influenced ‘how' researchers worked with children in selected inner-city Jamaican communities. It demonstrates the importance of self-reflection, recognising that researcher's social backgrounds may have much more weight than they acknowledge on the research process and product.

Citation

IDS Bulletin (2009) 40 (3) 65-71 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2009.00040.x]

Negotiating Children’s Social Contexts in Jamaica: Ethics, Practicalities and Research Methodologies

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