Ethics and research into violence against children
A newly released report on the ethics of collecting data on violence against children, conducted for the Technical Working Group on Data Collection on Violence Against Children, seeks to provide a summary of research and existing guidelines to inform research into violence against children.
This literature review is a contribution to the foundations for the development of such ethical guidelines. It aims to capture current thinking around ethical issues and provide empirical support to guide recommendations for ethical research practice and decision-making in collecting data on violence against children. The review was prepared on behalf of the Technical Working Group on Data Collection on violence against children (part of the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group). A sister project that has been carried out simultaneously to this research provides a more detailed inventory and assessment of existing tools and methods to collect data on VAC.
Article available here from the Australian Institute of Family Studies
The report is available here from childinfo.org