Research Methods in Early Childhood

Research Methods in Early Childhood : An Introductory Guide

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Packed full of even more examples of research methods in practice, this second edition now comes with a fantastic website giving you all you need to understand research methods in early childhood. With new case studies and reflective tasks throughout, this bestselling textbook covers all you need to know about undertaking research in early childhood, including action research, ethics and doing your research project. Online, you'll find: - Quizzes to test your methods knowledge - Free journal articles with accompanying activities to broaden understanding and develop critical thinking - Useful web links as well as videos of the authors answering FAQs about research If you are undertaking research in early childhood then this book is for you.show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 20mm | 619.99g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1446273695
  • 9781446273692
  • 88,366

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This book encourages budding researchers to understand the complexities and ethics around undertaking such work, through engaging with worldviews, methods, concepts and current issues alongside introducing methods and design around conducting research...Readers will love the interactive videos where the authors answer most frequently asked questions. -- Martine Horvathshow more

Table of contents

Part I: Paradigms and PrinciplesChapter 1: Positivist ResearchBeyond Positivism: Interpretivism, `Critical' Paradigms and Post-StructuralismChapter 3: EthicsChapter 4: Listening to ChildrenPart II: Approaches to ResearchChapter 5: SurveysChapter 6: EthnographyChapter 7: Case StudiesChapter 8: Action ResearchPart III: MethodsChapter 9: ObservationChapter 10: InterviewsChapter 11: QuestionnairesChapter 12: Using Documents and Other Visual `Texts'Chapter 13: Using Journaling as a Research ToolChapter 14: Creative Methods for Listening to Children in ResearchPart IV: Carrying out a Research ProjectChapter 15: Research DesignChapter 16: Reviewing the LiteratureChapter 17: Analysing and Presenting DataChapter 18: Writing upshow more

About Penny Mukherji

Penny Mukherji has been involved in educating students in the field of early childhood for over 20 years and during this time has developed a deep understanding of how to support students on their learning journeys. Penny has recently retired from her post a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University, where an important part of her teaching involved supporting both undergraduate and postgraduate students as they complete their research projects. Penny continues to be actively involved in the university with supporting students whilst they are completing their dissertations. With a background in health and psychology, Penny is an established author, with a special interest in the health and well-being of young children. Deborah Albon worked as a nursery nurse, teacher and manager in a range of early childhood settings for nearly 20 years. Her research interests are primarily around food and drink provisioning and play in early childhood settings. Deborah is widely published in this area and has also co-written Negotiating Adult-Child Relationships in Early Childhood Research with Rachel Rosen, which examines the 'messiness' of navigating research relationships in the context of early childhood settings. Deborah works as a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University, where she has considerable experience teaching research methods to both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as supporting them with their dissertations.show more

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