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What is the value of qualitative longitudinal research with children and young people for international development?

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This paper draws on data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty, to explore how international development research might be strengthened by including qualitative longitudinal research (QLR). We review three problems in development studies: (a) the relatively low status of qualitative research within the hierarchy of development knowledge, (b) the predominance of cross-sectional research, and, (c) marginality of research with children and young people. We offer examples fr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/13645579.2015.1017903

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Oxford, Social Sciences, Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Oxford, Social Sciences, Department of International Development
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Social Research Methodology Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
267-280
Publication date:
2015-04-01
Acceptance date:
2015-01-17
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ISSN:
1364-5579 and 1464-5300
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pubs:518359
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uri:2cb489df-4e81-4aea-93fd-1d208ebdbd43
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2cb489df-4e81-4aea-93fd-1d208ebdbd43
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pubs:518359

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