News from the Childrens Research Network

The Children’s Research Network recently launched several new offers to its members as well as a new research training programme for practitioners and people new to children’s research.

New members can now avail of a structured research mentoring programme for practitioner researchers and other professionals engaged in research with children and young people. Practitioner researchers may not have access to the same level of support and supervision as academic researchers.


The new programme is particularly relevant for early years educators, youth workers, social workers, teachers and research interested professionals working with children, young people and/or families. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or are looking for someone to mentor you in your research endeavours, please read on, fill in the below expression of interest form and email it to mhbrosnan.crn@effectiveservices.org.  For more information, please visit http://www.childrensresearchnetwork.org/activity/news/new-research-mentoring-programme.


CRN’s new training programme is a Research Skills Summer School running into the autumn and winter and consisting of weekly workshops on various aspects of research with children and young people. Workshops are held every Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. Workshops to date have included research design, academic writing and publishing, quantitative methods and recruitment and sampling. Upcoming workshops include applying research to practice, qualitative methods, statistical analysis and reporting findings, amongst others. A full list of workshops and details of fees can be found here: http://www.childrensresearchnetwork.org/activity/events/research-skills-summer-school-for-practitioners