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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300014
Title:
Labour pains: some considerations on the difficulties of researching juvenile prostitution
Authors:
Melrose, Margaret
Abstract:
This paper reflects on an empirical, retrospective study of juvenile prostitution. It aims to explore the ways in which the practical constraints, practical difficulties and ethical considerations that are inevitably encountered in a 'sensitive' area of research, such as young people who are exploited through prostitution, are intrinsically linked to choice of methods and the process of the research. It argues that in such research pragmatism in choice of methods is necessary to achieve the epistemological aims, of allowing the voices of disadvantaged young people who are exploited through their involvement in prostitution to be heard, while maintaining ethical integrity. In addition the paper reflects on the emotional impact of research such as this on researchers and suggests ways in which research design and the collaborative efforts of research teams may minimise potentially negative impacts on researchers. The author suggests that by anticipating problems posed by research into young people who are sexually exploited through prostitution, ethical and practical difficulties might be negotiated to enable research in this field to be taken forward in the future.
Citation:
Melrose, M. (2002). 'Labour pains: Some considerations on the difficulties of researching juvenile prostitution' International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 5(4):333
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300014
DOI:
10.1080/13645570110045963
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13645570110045963
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1364-5579; 1464-5300
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

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dc.contributor.authorMelrose, Margareten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T13:27:31Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-28T13:27:31Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationMelrose, M. (2002). 'Labour pains: Some considerations on the difficulties of researching juvenile prostitution' International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 5(4):333en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-5579-
dc.identifier.issn1464-5300-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13645570110045963-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/300014-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reflects on an empirical, retrospective study of juvenile prostitution. It aims to explore the ways in which the practical constraints, practical difficulties and ethical considerations that are inevitably encountered in a 'sensitive' area of research, such as young people who are exploited through prostitution, are intrinsically linked to choice of methods and the process of the research. It argues that in such research pragmatism in choice of methods is necessary to achieve the epistemological aims, of allowing the voices of disadvantaged young people who are exploited through their involvement in prostitution to be heard, while maintaining ethical integrity. In addition the paper reflects on the emotional impact of research such as this on researchers and suggests ways in which research design and the collaborative efforts of research teams may minimise potentially negative impacts on researchers. The author suggests that by anticipating problems posed by research into young people who are sexually exploited through prostitution, ethical and practical difficulties might be negotiated to enable research in this field to be taken forward in the future.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13645570110045963en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Social Research Methodologyen_GB
dc.subjectprostitutionen_GB
dc.titleLabour pains: some considerations on the difficulties of researching juvenile prostitutionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Social Research Methodologyen_GB
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