Informed Consent From Children

Informed Consent From Children
Tim Moore
Sage Research Methods, 17 September 2019
Children’s informed consent in participatory research is an essential component to ethical research practice. Although there has been significant attention from researchers about the importance of seeking children’s informed consent prior to their participation in data collection, some commentators see consent as an ongoing process rather than a hurdle to be overcome prior to data collection. After discussing the participation of children in research, this entry presents five steps that may help researchers consider how to embed informed consent in research activities as well as examples to show how researchers can assist children to understand, indicate, utilize, and reflect on their consent.

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