Chapter 6: Ethics

Christensen, P. and Prout, A. (2002) ‘Working with ethical symmetry in social research with children’, Childhood, 9(4): 477–97.

This journal article provides detail about the notion of ‘ethical symmetry’, which is discussed in Chapter 6.

Lahman, M. (2008) ‘Always othered: ethical research with children’, Journal of Early Childhood Research, 6(3): 281–300.

This is an excellent article that looks at the position of children in early childhood research.

Skånfors, L. (2009). ‘Ethics in child research: children’s agency and researchers’ “ethical radar”’, Childhoods Today, 3(1): 1–22.

An article which examines ethical issues in some depth. The term ‘ethical radar’ is one we find useful.

Boddy, J. (2014) ‘Research across cultures, within countries: hidden ethics tensions in research with children and families?’, Progress in Development Studies, 14(1): 91–103,.