Youth Involvement in Evaluation Research in Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluations

This article examines what current youth as researchers projects really look like. It describes the findings from focus groups and interviews with the youth and adults at 14 youth serving organizations working to involve youth in research and evaluation projects. It details who and how youth are involved. It also describes five key elements needed for a successful youth as researchers projects. Lastly it explores the role of organizational culture in the approach to student research taken by different types of organizations.

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Source Organization: Harvard Family Research Project

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