New ways to research childhood: Research ethics and critical realism

Please join us for the final seminar in the series: Childhood, rights, research ethics and critical realism: New ways to research childhood with Priscilla Alderson, Professor Emerita of Childhood Studies, Institute of Education:

New ways to research childhood: Research ethics and critical realism

Thursday 13th March, 5.30-7.30, Room 736, IOE, 20 Bedford Way, London

Are justice, respect and avoiding harm universal concepts, or are they simply local ideas that vary in time and place? How can critical realist concepts of being and knowing, and of the four planes of social being, inform research ethics and how they are applied? How do ethics in natural science and in social science research overlap or differ?

To register and for more information contact Rachel Rosen: [email protected].
For more information about the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights:http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/PMA9_CHD91M.html