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Research Methods in Early Childhood An Introductory Guide

ISBN-10: 1847875246
ISBN-13: 9781847875242
Edition: 2010 (Guide (Instructor's))
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

'How I wish I'd had a book like this when I first started my career as a researcher into early years education and care! There's something for everyone, and I wholeheartedly commend it to those embarking upon, or wishing to extend their knowledge of, early childhood research' - Professor Emeritus Janet Moyles, Early Years & Play ConsultantThis highly engaging and easy-to-read introductory text is tailored to meet the needs of early childhood studies students. It includes practical examples of research with and about young children, and encourages an interactive approach from the reader. By offering clear guidance on research methods, as well as advice on how to develop skills as a researcher, the book takes students step-by-step through the process of doing research in early childhood.The book covers:- an introduction to research methodology- essential knowledge and skills in research methods- undertaking a piece of independent research from start to finish- developing your ability to understand and critique the research of others- ethics in research- real life examples of how to tackle different aspects of researchThe authors break down the content into four main sections: Paradigms and Principles; Approaches to research; Methods; Carrying out a research project. Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, research in focus sections, reflection points, a summary and suggestions for further reading. The language used throughout is accessible, and a full glossary is included.This book is indispensible for all students undertaking research in early childhood.Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon are both Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University.

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.

Penny Mukherjinbsp;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.

Foreward
Paradigms and Principles
Positivist Research
Interpretivism and post-structuralism
Ethics
Listening to young children
Approaches To Research
Surveys
Ethnography
Case studies
Action research
Methods
Observation
Interviews
Questionnaires
Using documents and other visual 'texts'
Journaling as a research tool
Creative methods for listening to children in research
Carrying Out A Research Project
Research design
Reviewing the literature
Analysing and presenting data
Writing up

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