Involving Young Londoners: A toolkit for peer research

What you need to know:

  • This toolkit from Partnership for Young London and the Greater London Authority is for youth sector organisations looking to involve young people in research design and delivery.
  • From recruitment and remuneration, to campaigning and fieldwork delivery, this toolkit helps organisations looking to develop their youth participation work, in particular through peer-led research.

Partnership for Young London and the Greater London Authority have collaborated on a toolkit, funded by Trust for London, for youth sector organisations looking to involve young people in research design and delivery.

This toolkit brings together learning from various peer research projects with young people into one place. As more organisations decide to involve young people in the design and delivery of research that goes on to inform decisions that impact their lives, we hope this toolkit can support that work.

What the toolkit covers

The toolkit looks at:

  1. Introduction to peer research - What is peer research, and why should organisations involve young people in research?
  2. Recruitment & remunerations - How do we recruit young people for a peer research project, and how do we remunerate them for their time?
  3. Decision making & training - How do we involve young people in decision making, setting the aims of the research, and what training do they need?
  4. Deciding on methodology - How can young people make a decision about the methods they want to use to conduct the research?
  5. Fieldwork & delivery - How can we conduct a peer research project, and support young people in the field?
  6. Co-producing analysis - How can we co-produce analysis and key findings with young people?
  7. Communicating findings - How do we communicate the findings from a peer research project?

3 November 2021