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Designs and Methods for Youth-Led Research
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Designs and Methods for Youth-Led Research

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November 2005 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Youth-led research is increasing in popularity around the globe and empowers todayÆs youth to help shape social interventions seeking to reach this population group. Designs and Methods for Youth-Led Research provides a foundation from which to plan and implement social research and program evaluation projects that place youth in central roles. In this text, author Melvin Delgado emphasizes how youth-led research represents a profound political and social statement about making relevant research result in significant changes to programs in the field of youth services. Key Features: ''''Brings together the worlds of practice and academia by providing numerous examples of field-based youth-led research projects ''Encourages a partnership between youth and adults to facilitate mutual respect and give young people the opportunity to make significant and lasting contributions to the creation of solutions to many of their concerns and needs ''Examines future challenges in the field to help develop programs that will enrich tomorrowÆs youth   ''Designs and Methods for Youth-Led Research is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying youth development in a variety of Social Work, Psychology, Education, and Social Research courses. It is also a valuable resource for practitioners in the fields of youth development and youth services.
 
List of Figures
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Part I. SETTING THE CONTEXT
 
1. Overview
 
2. Conceptual Foundation for Youth Involvement
 
Part II. YOUTH AS RESEARCHERS: APPROACHES AND CONSIDERATIONS
 
3. Guiding Goals, Principles, Objectives, and Outcomes of Youth-Led Research
 
4. Youth Research Competencies: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills
 
5. Continuum of Youth Involvement in Research
 
6. Youth-Led Research and Methods
 
7. Initiating and Sustaining Youth-Led Research
 
8. Ethical Conduct and Decision Making
 
9. Funding of Community Research and Program Evaluation
 
Part III. FIELD EXAMPLES
 
10. Field Examples of Youth-Led Community Research
 
Part IV. FUTURE CHALLENGES
 
11. Challenges and Implications for Practice
 
12. Epilogue
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

A useful introduction to an area of research which is surprisingly under developed. It maps some of the literature which does exist alongside suggestions for practice in areas such as training, community mapping, funding and so on.

Ms Danielle White
Education , University of Manchester
February 10, 2014

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