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Critically explore the power dynamic between researcher(s) and research participant(s) in qualitative investigations involving children and young people. In particular, examine the impact different methods or methodological approaches can have upon this dynamic relationship

Critically explore the power dynamic between researcher(s) and research participant(s) in qualitative
investigations involving children and young people. In particular, examine the impact different methods or
methodological approaches can have upon this dynamic relationship. In your answer refer to a minimum of three
research sources including either McGarry (2016) or Nishiyama (2018).The main sources of material for this assignment are:
Block 2, Units 7–12 (including relevant audio-visual materials)
Module Reader Chapter 6 ‘Research design’ by Martyn Hammersley – cite as (Hammersley, 2014) in your
assignment
Module Reader Chapter 7 ‘Participant observation’ by Heather Montgomery – cite as (Montgomery, 2014) in
your assignment
Module Reader Chapter 8 ‘Interviews’ by Rosie Flewitt – cite as (Flewitt, 2014) in your assignment
Module Reader Chapter 9 ‘Working with texts, images and artefacts’ by Helen Hearn and Pat Thomson – cite as
(Hearn and Thomson, 2014) in your assignment
Module Reader Chapter 10 ‘Methodological ideas’ by Martyn Hammersley – cite as (Hammersley, 2014) in
your assignment
The articles included in the Research Articles Collection for Block 2.
And refer to one of the following articles:
Either
McGarry, O. (2016) ‘Repositioning the research encounter: exploring power dynamics and positionality in youth
research’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19(3), pp. 339–354.
Or
Nishiyama, K. (2018) ‘Using the community of inquiry for interviewing children: theory and practice’,
International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 21(5), pp. 553–564

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