Postgraduate Course: Advanced Issues in Child Protection Research (EDUA11313)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course, students will gain an advanced understanding of key methodological and policy considerations in commissioning, designing and conducting studies on child maltreatment and youth violence in various settings. In addition, students will also gain in-depth ethics training on conducting child protection research with a particular focus on conducting research on sensitive topics (including with children and young people), the principles of research ethics and research governance procedures internationally.
Research with Children and Young People
Ethical Considerations for Child Protection Research
Emotionally Engaged Research
Key issues in commissioning child protection research
Child Protection Policy Context and the Relationship to Research
Measuring Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices
Advanced Issues in Validity, Reliability and Risk of Bias
Sampling Hidden Populations
Systematic reviews in child protection research
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- On completion of this course students will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ethical issues in international child protection research.
- Compare and contrast relevant methods and tools to measure child maltreatment and youth violence in various settings including complex emergencies and post-conflict settings.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of sampling and other methodological issues in designing and conducting research to better understand child maltreatment.
- Identify, conceptualise and define key issues involved in commissioning child protection research in various settings.
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of different approaches to comparative policy analysis used in child protection research including systems analysis, stakeholder analysis, cross-country case studies, discourse analysis and economic evaluation, and
Critically review key debates in international child protection research.
|-Tisdall, E.K.M, Davis, J.M., and Gallagher, M. Researching with Children and Young People: Research design, methods and analysis. London: Sage Publications, 2009.|
-Campbell, R. Emotionally involved: The impact of researching rape. New York: Routledge, 2002.
-Save the Children UK. Child Protection Systems in Emergencies: A Discussion Paper. London: Save the Children, 2010. Available at: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/resources/online-library/child-protection-systems-in-emergencies-a-discussion-paper
-Stafford, A., Parton, N., Vincent, S. and Smith, C. Child protection systems in the United Kingdom: A comparative analysis. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011.
-ISPCAN. Resource Guide on Child Maltreatment Data Collection, Part 2: Building and improving child protection systems. ISPCAN Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||child protection, research methods
|Course organiser||Dr Anne Stafford
Tel: (0131 6)51 6378