- Liz Brooker, Reader in Early Childhood, University of London Institute of Education
In this innovative guide to research in early childhood, the research process is presented as a journey and this book is your roadmap. The authors take you step-by-step through the practical considerations and complexities of undertaking research with young children featuring the real-world research journeys of two student researchers. Their authentic stories describe the emotions, challenges and moments of exhilaration involved in completing a research project.
The book gives guidance on all aspects of the research process, including:
- selecting a topic
- ethical considerations
- collecting your data
- analysing your data
- disseminating your findings.
This book will be an invaluable guide to students of Early Childhood completing a research project or writing a thesis or dissertation.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
Reader in Early Childhood, University of London Institute of Education
This is a useful addition to the bookshelf of texts on research into early childhood, and is particularly aimed at a readership of students working towards higher degrees. Each chapter is clearly organised, starting with the key questions that will be dealt with in the chapter, sub-headings to enable the reader to keep track of the narrative and a set of `reflection point' questions for the reader as they finish the chapter...A distinctive strength of the book is the way in which the authors use aspects of students' reflections on the research enterprise as the students developed their projects. These exemplify the key points that are being made. For two doctoral students, Lara using qualitative and Amy using quantitative methods, we are able to follow them through the whole journey, from choosing a research topic, to their final reflections and discussion of their postdoctoral lives. This gives a refreshing slant on the topics discussed. -- Bridget A. Egan, Faculty of Education Health & Social Care, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK
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