A Critical Approach to Collaborating with Students as Researchers

Bland, Derek C. & Atweh, Bill (2004) A Critical Approach to Collaborating with Students as Researchers. In Performing educational research : theories, methods and practices. Post Pressed, Flaxton, QLD, pp. 331-344.


Young people’s involvement in "real life" research activities has been raised recently by a number of researchers. This paper theorises the concept of young people as researchers by discussing potential benefits and limitations of such involvement. The literature identifies some issues that need to be considered in planning and reflecting on collaboration with young people as researchers, such as voice, i.e. insider/outsider, expert/novice and the question of empowerment. These issues will be discussed with reference to late modernity theorisation according to writers such as Habermas, Hargreaves, Giddens, Kemmis, and other writers within the action research literature and within the practice of students as researchers movement in different countries.

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ID Code: 3016
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This is the author’s manuscript version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted. For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: d.bland@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: young people researchers, student reseachers, collaborative research, action rsearch, empowerment, SARUA project, Bill Atweh
ISBN: 1876682612
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Post Pressed
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:38

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