How do we do research with children and young people?

We can do research through thinking, walking, playing, listening, reading, interviewing, and searching for information.

For example, researchers may ask you about your opinions on topics that are important to you, like your family, education, hobbies. They might also ask you to share your story about important things that have happened to you.

It is important that you only share aspects about your life that you feel comfortable with sharing. The adult researchers also try to make the experience of participating in research as fun, engaging and meaningful as possible to you.

Below, you can find two examples of how researchers, children and young people worked together to make research safe, fun and engaging.

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