In “Doing mental health research with children and adolescents. A Guide to qualitative Methods” (2014), Michell O’Really and Nicola Parker present a highly practical guide to conduct qualitative research with children what extremely easy to follow. The authors show a research process step-by-step with special attention to communicative, ethical and legal issues. The guide is provided by overview of the theories, the importance of research for evidence construction, and most popular qualitative data collection and analysis techniques. In the last chapter, authors discover the successful practice of knowledge dissemination.


Qualitative Research, Childhood Studies, Mental Health Research, Data Collection and Analysis Techniques

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Olga Savinskaya is an Associate Professor of Sociology at National Research University Higher School of Economics-Moscow. She is a leader of the Head of the project “Mixed Methods Research: Needs, Design and Procedure Implementation.” Her research and writing focuses on inequality, social policy, oppression and empowerment of children; early childhood and preschool education, young families, family policy, work-life balance. She is a mix methods researcher. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Olga Savinskaya at, osavinskaya@hse.ru.


I would like to acknowledge Liza Polukhina at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow for her motivated consultation and inspired atmosphere.

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