Young people's involvement in policy research
Sharpe, D. 2014. Young people's involvement in policy research. Children's Geographies. 13 (2), pp. 240-248.
This article reviews the legacy of young people's involvement in policy research in the UK and proposes an approach of collaboration with young people that may be useful in other settings. It critiques the sociocultural and socioeconomic context relevant to young people's involvement in research, using the Young Researcher Network (YRN) as a case study. A key benefit of using the YRN has been the ability to identify and analyse potential barriers and facilitators influencing the relationships of young people and organisations whilst both groups worked together to improve policy. This allowed young people to connect to the policy environment in a meaningful way. The approach has been embedded into The Office for the Children's Commissioner in England, the National Institute for Health Research as well as other leading youth organisations in the UK, which is likely to increase the direct involvement of young people in policy research.
|Journal citation||13 (2), pp. 240-248|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/14733285.2014.978488|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2014.978488|
|14 Nov 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||11 Oct 2017|
|Copyright information||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Children's Geographies on 14.11.14, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14733285.2014.978488|
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