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Consent, assent and dissent: A case study of one child’s understanding of research

Michelle Bissenden and Alexandra C. Gunn

As a non-participant observer of a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) on children’s storytelling. The lead author explored children’s understanding of research involving them, including their rights to consent, assent and dissent to participate. This case study of Timmy’s participation in research shows how Timmy’s researcher sought and affirmed his ongoing right to agree to participate in data gathering, or not.

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