Success with your Early Years Research Project
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`Action research and Early Years practices go together, as naturally as the new day rising. This book is a celebration of new days. Early Years research is a practice for creative thinking for new tomorrows; the book shows us how to do this, and is to be commended for anyone who wishes to find innovative ways to think and act for all new beginnings.' -Jean McNiff, Professor of Educational Research, York St John University Where do you start with a research project? How do you choose a good question? What are tutors looking for in an outstanding project? This book will help you answer all of the above and that is just the beginning. With examples of real research projects from students just like you, it takes you through each step of the process including: Choosing your question and approachMaking sure your research is ethicalGathering and analysing dataReaching conclusionsPutting your findings into practice. After each example the authors provide commentary on what made each project so good, or what needed more work, helping you see what a good project really looks like. Suitable for anyone tackling a research project as part of the Early Years course, at foundation or degree level, this book will help you make sure your project is interesting, relevant and impacts on your practice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 168 x 238 x 12mm | 260g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 144625626X
  • 9781446256268
  • 1,141,434

Table of contents

Foreword by Jean McNiffIntroductionChapter 1 - Considering Your Research QuestionChapter 2 - Theoretical FrameworkChapter 3 - Taking an Ethical StanceChapter 4 - Literature ReviewChapter 5 - Methodology: Choosing your Research ApproachChapter 6 - Gathering DataChapter 7 - Data AnalysisChapter 8 - Reaching Conclusions and ReflectingChapter 9 - Disseminating FindingsFinal Reflection on the Qualities of a Practitioner Researchershow more

About Rosie Walker

Rosie Walker is a senior lecturer within the Centre for Early Childhood, Institute of Education at the University of Worcester. She has supervised many research projects with Foundation Degree, BA and Top up students as well as Masters and is responsible for managing student practice based experience. Rosie has been involved in research projects with students and has presented her work Carla Solvason is a senior lecturer within the Centre for Early Childhood, Institute of Education at the University of Worcester. Part of her role involves co-ordinating and managing student independent studies for the BA and Top up degree and in developing research within the centre and Institute. Carla teaches on the BA, Top up, PGCE and Masters programmes and is a research degree supervisor. Prior to lecturing, Carla worked as a researcher, a consultant for schools looking to create communication-rich environments and a primary school teacher. Carla has published work relating to student research, team around the student, school culture, educational equality and social justice.show more