16 March 2022
As part of the Cornerstone project we ran a series of training for youth organisations and youth workers about engaging with research. Youth organisations are increasingly interested in demonstrating the effectiveness of their practice because of funders requirements and their own desire to understand the impact they’re making.
05: Exploring Ethics in Research and Evaluation
Youth workers are perfectly positioned to do research and evaluation and in this session we will think together about where ethics fits into this, including reflecting on practice norms and boundaries. This was an interactive, discussion-focused session where we explored the concept of ‘ethics’, why it’s important, what impact poor ethical approaches can have as well as what good practice might look like through case studies and other resources.
The training is aimed at youth workers, youth work managers and research and learning practitioners in youth organisations. It was facilitated by Louise Doherty (King’s College London & Goldsmiths University), a JNC qualified and experienced youth worker, lecturer in youth and community work and qualitative researcher, who is currently researching impact, evaluation and accountability in youth work.
The training can be accessed above, along with an accompanying brief that has been developed to support you to access this training.