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Issues in research with children and young people

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: EK313
  • Level: 3
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I loved this OU level 3 module but it was challenging. Learning about children is fascinating and there was some very interesting reading, but be prepared for a lot of it. The literature review was probably the toughest part of my degree but I felt very accomplished when I'd done it. I would still pick this module again knowing what I'd be up against.

Martine Heal

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: May 2020

The module focuses on involving children and young people in the research process itself, by exploring four key issues of voice, participation, power and agency. However, it does assume a certain level of communication and cognitive function from the young participants. If you are interested in working with children and young people who have impairments to communication or cognitive function, for example those with an autism spectrum condition and/or learning disability, I would suggest seeking advice from a member of the module team prior to enrolment. You may find that the main focuses of the module and the perceived limitations to the application of them are simply not compatible with your research interests. For those who are interested in working with more 'mainstream', typically functioning participants, I would highly recommend it.

Joanne McCulloch

Course starting: October 2017

Review posted: September 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed working through EK313, it was the second and final module for my undergraduate qualification.

I had a lot of support from the Tutor and tutor group, I would not have completed it without their support.

The research proposal was very relevant to my job, so I enjoyed every aspect of it.

I would recommend it.

Melonie Ware

Course starting: October 2015

Review posted: January 2017

I have to admit I was a little nervous prior to this module as I had never carried out any research before, however, I thoroughly enjoyed this course. There is a lot of reading as you would expect for a Level 3 and the standard expected is high. As with all modules, planning is everything and you cannot leave anything to the last minute on this course.

My Tutor was amazing and helped every step of the way. I found myself really enjoying the world of research.

Sherri Taylor

Course starting: October 2014

Review posted: September 2015

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