Child-Centered Methods, Processes, and Developments in Childhood Studies

  • Gizem Saraçer
  • Fatma Şenol
Keywords: participation, child-centered methods, research methods, creative methods, chilhood research


Along with the participatory research and rights-based approach, the changing position of the child in the research process leads to developing and analyzing new methods and data collection techniques. As the researchers recognize the child as an active agent of his/her own life, the possibilities of participation in the research become part of researches. Instead of the traditional research methods (such as questionnaires and observation), the creative methods have come into force in many academic fields when children are in research. This article examines the changes in the research methods with children and underlines further needs to scrutinize the entire research process with children, including the role of the researchers.