This article is from the issue: Volume 5, Issue 1: Children and International Development

2. Applied Research With Children At Risk In Development Contexts

May 19, 2016

Research with children at risk has contributed to informed practice, which in turn has aided children living out very difficult lifestyles. The following document highlights the important task of careful and reliable research among this population by focusing on participatory methodologies that bring positive change and development. Children are presented as both research subjects as well as researchers who participate and inform studies looking at interventions. Several cautions and ethical considerations are also discussed in order to emphasize the protective care of the child or adolescent during research endeavors.

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Greg Burch

Greg Burch (Ph.D.) has over 20 years of experience working in advocacy roles on behalf of children at risk in Latin America, including a number of years of ministry with street-living children in Caracas, Venezuela. He is chair of the Global Studies department at Multnomah University where he teaches and oversees the M.A. degree program in Global Development and Justice in the Graduate School. He and his wife and children live in Oregon City, Oregon.