Youth Co-research Toolkit for Researchers
A toolkit for researchers who wish to meaningfully engage young people as co-researchers to explore and solve real world problems, together.
This toolkit is designed to empower researchers looking to engage young individuals as co-researchers in tackling real world issues. It provides valuable guidance, practical advice, and tools for fostering collaborative partnerships between researchers and youth. While primarily drawing from the experiences of those in social and cultural youth studies, these resources can be applied across various research domains.
The resources in this toolkit were developed by researchers (including youth researchers) at the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University in partnership with the Centre for Multicultural Youth. The toolkit resources were informed by the collective learnings of:
- researchers who have worked with youth researchers in co-research projects at the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies;
- youth practitioners (Jess Case, Edmee Kenny, Willow Kellock and Soo-Lin Quek) at the Centre for Multicultural Youth; and
- young people involved in the Centre for Multicultural Youth’s Explore program. We also drew on the current literature and existing youth participation and engagement guides, including the Wellbeing Health & Youth Guidebook for Youth Engagement in Health Research.