Research Summary

The Importance of Youth Voice in Qualitative Research

2017

The Importance of Youth Voice in Qualitative Research

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This article focuses on analyzing the testimonies of one student and the important adults in his life in order to better understand why some students succeed in school and others do not. When analyzing interview data, the researcher found that the student’s voice was consistently drowned out by adult voices, which were originally interpreted by the researcher as more legitimate. This article was written as a reflection on the fact that the student voice often disappears in research. Therefore, the author argues that researchers should develop a more reflexive approach to analysis to ensure that the student voice is accurately captured.

Pathways to Education. (2017). The Importance of Youth Voice in Qualitative Research. Toronto, ON: Author.

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