Interviews worth the tears? Exploring dilemmas of research with young carers in zimbabwe

Ethics, Place and Environment 4 (2):135 – 142 (2001)
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Abstract

This paper reflects on the complex methodological and ethical issues encountered in an exploratory research study on young carers in Zimbabwe. Several interviews were distressing for the young people interviewed and for the social worker conducting the interviews. The dilemmas raised by interview distress and subsequent withdrawal of co-operation are explored in reflections on the methodology and ethics of researching young people who care

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