Ethics in Child Research: Children’s Agency and Researchers’ ‘Ethical Radar’
The article reflects on ethical dilemmas encountered during a study with 2–5-year-old children in preschool. A brief overview of the ethical research field indicates that discussions mostly revolve around problems of the consent process. Empirical illustrations are given and discussed in an endeavour to contribute to knowledge within this field. The conclusion is that ‘ethical radars’ are necessary throughout the research process, as children seem to have other ways of expressing acceptance and rejection/withdrawal than just verbally.