This 3 hour workshop will help build your confidence and deliver different and inspiring ways to get the most out of children and young people when you can’t meet them F2F and can only carry out F2F research online

 This course is now delivered online as a series of live sessions which fully meet the learning objectives of face-to-face training.

Research with children and young people requires patience, understanding and training, especially at the moment!

If you want to know more and quip yourself with a ‘tool-box’ of ways to make sense of even the very young then this is the course for you! 

During the workshop we will look at:

  1. Ages and stages of children and young people, what they are capable of within research
  2. Different methodologies that work well when you can’t meet them F2F – how does online research differ? 
  3. Tips on recruitment, stimulus development, discussion guide writing and moderating
  4. Also touching on areas like ethics, safe guarding, child protection and GDPR

There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and discuss experiences they might of already have had (good and bad) conducting research with this challenging target. With a chance to. have a go with some projective techniques and role play some ‘what-if’s – the challenging moments you might find yourself in 


  • Help master how to talk to children and young people of all ages especially online and overcome any worries you might have as well as build confidence in asking the right questions in the right way
  • Start to build your own ‘tool-box’ of different ways to research this challenging target and equip you with knowledge as well as understanding of what to expect from such a diverse and different group at a most challenging time in the world


Anyone researchers who want (or might be contemplating) carrying out qualitative research confidently with children and young people online (or F2F in the future)


Question and answer discussions with case studies and examples to bring it to life

Break-out interactive sessions

A chance to have a go with projective techniques


Zoom interactive chats and breakout sessions

By agreeing to participate in this training course you also agree to download any software application(s) that are required for the fulfilment of the course.

Beginning life as a primary school teacher, Nicki has always had children, teens and families at the heart of her career. She spent time working at Nickelodeon and a number of research agencies before going at it alone in 2003 when she ‘gave birth’ to Sherbert. Nicki is a hands-on MD, who loves nothing more than researching with kids of all and has extensive knowledge across many categories, from TV and tech, food and drink, education and charity to toys and games...Nicki has researched them all! She works across the broad spectrum of all Sherbert’s projects, so has experience in both the commercial and social spheres; from running client workshops to working in schools and more recently online! From exploring sensitive issues with teens to creative development with parents, always delivering meaningful and actionable insights to clients. The list of clients Nicki has worked with is vast and includes ITV, BBC, Nickelodeon, Disney, Hasbro, The RNLI, Samaritans, PHE Ofcom, National Trust to name but a few – and in her 20+ years as a researcher has had numerous reports published.  

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