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Issues in research with children and young people

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: EK313
  • Level: 3

Student reviews

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

Please note

Each of the views expressed above is an individual's very particular response, largely unedited, and should be viewed with that in mind. Since modules are subject to regular updating, some of the issues identified may have already been addressed. In some instances the faculty may have provided a response to a comment. If you have a query about a particular module, please contact your Regional Centre.


Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2016 presentation of EK313. The survey was carried out in 2017.

297 students (a response rate of 30.7%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey.

% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 75.4 224
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 69.6 206
The module provided good value for money 50.9 146
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 77.8 231
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 78 230
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 86.5 257
I would recommend this module to other students 61.8 183
The module met my expectations 63.8 187
I enjoyed studying this module 64.3 191
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 76.4 226
Faculty comment: The majority of respondents valued the support provided and the teaching materials. Some concerns were raised over tutorial provision and these have been addressed with the return of geographical based face-to-face tutorial provision and two additional on-line tutorials. The website and guidance notes have been refreshed and updated in response to some issues. The tutorial on conducting a literary search offered by library colleagues was very well received and is now fully integrated into module support. Project work examples will be offered once again as students found them very beneficial.
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