Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Volume 27, Issue 4, 2014,
In this article, the authors use post-structural concepts to focus on the influence of three co-existing and interweaving perspectives: protectionist, participatory and post-structural.
Each of these foregrounds different issues in the process of gaining consent for research involving children or young people.
The authors argue for the need to be cognisant of the interplay between the three different perspectives, and what is effected by each.
They suggest a three-overlapping-points-of-entry approach to thinking about research involving children.