researchers experiance working with refugee minors
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This thesis is a qualitative research study done on the experiences of Researchers working with minor refugees. The unaccompanied minors endure very dangerous routes to reach an unknown destination all on their own, therefor being unaccompanied makes them vulnerable. My data collection has been done in Norway so most of my focus will be on Norway and its practices but I will use experiences of different researchers from different countries. I have also in my thesis used data collected by a co-master student about the relationship between social workers and unaccompanied minors. These data where relevant for elaborating on ethical and emotional aspects related to my topic. In my thesis I will discuss how researchers interact with the unaccompanied minor asylum seekers, what are the challenges and barriers these unaccompanied minors face in the asylum process and then while settling down in the new host Norwegian society. The minors go through long process of asylum applications and then phase two starts where they are to settle down first at the intake center in the country and then in different municipalities. The research done in the area of refugee’s especially minor refugees is not sufficient. The high number of refugees all over the world requires more research done in this area. The voices of the unaccompanied minors should be heard, they could guide us better on how to improve the systems to facilitate them better. I will use different studies to make my argument. Research is widely given importance in today’s time for forming opinions, policies, laws, trends an elaborate update of the situation; this makes the role of researcher very vital. It also brings responsibility on the researcher to do his research as objectively as possible for better and realistic outcomes. I will discuss in my thesis how researchers deal with the unaccompanied minors, how they control their personal feelings whilst interaction with the unaccompanied minor’s. I am writing this thesis with some of my own preconceived notions but I am open to new findings, new knowledge and to reject my existing opinion.