Methodology: Longitudinal, Participatory Research with Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lorraine van Blerk, Wayne Shand, Patrick Shanahan

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Abstract

·        To understand street children and youth’s capabilities on the street a longitudinal approach is required.

·        Street children and youth are the experts on their own lives and therefore research about their lives must be participatory.

·        Participatory research also provides young people with a sense of ownership of the research and an opportunity to develop their own responses to the findings and outcomes.

·        There are significant practical and ethical challenges that need to be carefully considered when engaging street children and youth in research.

Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
PublisherStreetInvest
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers
PublisherStreetInvest
No.2

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