Children's experiences of participating in research: emotional moments together?

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This paper reflects upon emotional moments in research with children and young people. In particular, we seek to contribute to the now-extensive literature on emotions in social scientific research practice by: (i) attempting to acknowledge the often-overlooked emotions experienced by children and young people whilst participating in research; (ii) highlighting the complex, multiperspectival nature of emotions in research. We suggest that these complexities can, simultaneously be problematic and an opportunity to celebrate the achievement of doing research together.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-53
Number of pages19
JournalChildren's Geographies
Issue number2
Early online date14 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • children, young people, qualitative research, emotion, GPS