Refugee children’s wellbeing in Greece: methodological and ethical challenges

Potsi, Antoanneta and Nikiforidou, Zoi and Ntokou, Lydia (2020) Refugee children’s wellbeing in Greece: methodological and ethical challenges. Journal of Childhood and Adolescence Research, 15 (2). pp. 160-173.

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This paper brings to the fore the methodological and ethical issues we faced in the process of collecting qualitative data from refugee children in Greece in the context of the Children’s Understandings of WellBeing study. The aim of this contribution is to expose the methodological and ethical challenges we encountered before and during the data collection. Through the case study of 4 children we critically reflection the methodological tools used as a means of exploring refugee children’s sense of wellbeing. These were individual interviews initially and more participatory methods. Contextual factors are discussed and our dilemmas as researchers are unpicked for further analysis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: The full text of the article published by Budrich Journal in the Journal of Childhood and Adolescence Research is available online at
Keywords: participatory research, refugee children, well-being
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Early Childhood
Depositing User: Zoi Nikiforidou
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 08:59

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