Book Chapter

Understanding refugee children's perceptions of their well-being in australia using computer-assisted interviews

JA Lawrence, I Kaplan, AE Dodds

Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences | Published : 2019

Abstract

Children from refugee backgrounds have the right and the ability to contribute to research knowledge. But they need researchers to develop methods that enact respect and are theoretically appropriate. This chapter describes a methodological approach to understanding the well-being of children from refugee backgrounds from their own perspective. Two computer-assisted interviews (CAIs) were developed as research tools that enact respect for refugee children by facilitating young refugee participants' agency and engagement, using accessible interfaces with child-friendly, age and culture appropriate tasks, and instructions that enable children to express their views with confidence and comfort...

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