Ethical beginnings: Reflexive questioning in designing child sexuality research
Flanagan, P. (2013). Ethical beginnings: Reflexive questioning in designing child sexuality research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research: Linking research with Practice, published online 9 April 2013.
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Counselling young children referred for sexualised behaviour can challenge therapists’ ideas about childhood and sexuality. This area of practice is complex and sensitive, and calls upon collaboration with a range of significant adults in children's lives. Purpose: This paper examines a researcher's process of movement from counselling practice into qualitative research practice, and the use of reflexive questioning to explore ethical issues within the study. Design: Shaped by social constructionist ideas and discourse theory, ethical questions are outlined within the design stage of a doctoral research project on sexuality in children's lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. Limitations: This paper explores ethics in the design of a current study: there are no results or conclusions.
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