Co-creation in research with young people

Frida Wilhelmina Westerback, Emma Murtonen, Judith Metz, Ilse Julkunen

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This chapter analyses the different forms of co-creation and, in particular, scrutinises the research relationships in two studies among youths in real-life settings. It seeks to find answers to how broad the foundations of collaboration were, what the different ambitions among the stakeholders were, how the processes and frameworks were formed in the research process and finally what impacted on the co-creation of practices. The chapter starts by describing the two different cases and their outcomes and concludes by presenting a model for co-creation and robust knowledge. The practice research with young people and mental health issues was inspired by Callon's theory of a translative framework. The research was divided into two phases: the first addresses professional perspectives and the second addresses service user and interactive perspectives. The interactive translational process led to new interpretations and insights, and also created a space for listening to young people’s views on existing support structures, multi-professional meetings and care processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Reasearch
EditorsLynette Joubert, Martin Webber
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication date13 Apr 2020
ISBN (Print)9780367189525
ISBN (Electronic)9780429199486
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks

Fields of Science

  • 5145 Social work

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