The Young Lives team take a positive view of research ethics as enabling high-quality research, while at the same time being conscious of the ethical questions our work raises, particularly the power relations between our research teams and the children and families who participate in the study.
Our approach to ethics has been developed collaboratively across the research teams, following fieldworker training, piloting and reports from fieldworkers after each round of visits to our study sites. In this process, ethics have been discussed with the survey, qualitative, and policy staff, with the aim of developing a shared understanding of research ethics across the whole study, which is captured in our Memorandum of Understanding for Fieldworkers.
- Virginia Morrow (2013) 'Practical Ethics in Social Research with Children and Families in Young Lives', Methodological Innovations Online 8.2: 21-35.
- Priscilla Alderson and Virginia Morrow (2010) The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People: A Practical Handbook, second edition, London: Sage
- Virginia Morrow (2009) , Young Lives Working Paper 53
- Save the Children (2012) , London: Save the Children Alliance
- Katie Schenk and Jan Williamson (2005) Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and Adolescents in International Settings: Guidelines and Resources, Washington DC: Population Council.