Picture This . . . Safety, Dignity, and Voice—Ethical Research With Children

@article{Phelan2013PictureT,
  title={Picture This . . . Safety, Dignity, and Voice—Ethical Research With Children},
  author={Shanon K. Phelan and Elizabeth Anne Kinsella},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={81 - 90}
}
While engaged in a research project involving the use of visual methods with children, the authors discovered that there are many ethical considerations beyond what could have been predicted at the outset. Some of these considerations are important with respect to research with children in general, while others arise more particularly when using visual methods. Framed around the two broad categories of procedural ethics and ethics in practice, five areas of ethical concern are considered: (a… 

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