Peer Research: Experiences, perceptions, issues

Year: 2002

Author: Spencer, Anna, Hoyer, Lee-Anne, Maltmann, Sharna, Howard, Sue, Scully, Cass

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The focus of this paper is the experiences of young people (including school students) who have been involved in peer research on a range of youth issues. Others who work in youth policy and youth advocacy will also share their experiences of facilitating the voices of young people in this way. These experiences will be contextualised by references to the literature on young people and students as researchers. As research on or about youth begins to embrace this approach, there are many issues that arise which need to be explored.