Doing Early Childhood Research: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Doing Early Childhood Research: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Glenda Mac Naughton, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Sharne A. Rolfe, Sharne Rolfe
     
 

Two researchers in learning and educational development at the U. of Melbourne, Australia, and a third, in early childhood education at the U. of London in the UK are the editors and contributors to this volume on the research process. Designed to supplement undergraduate and graduate courses in the social sciences, the chapters give practical advice as well as clear… See more details below

Overview

Two researchers in learning and educational development at the U. of Melbourne, Australia, and a third, in early childhood education at the U. of London in the UK are the editors and contributors to this volume on the research process. Designed to supplement undergraduate and graduate courses in the social sciences, the chapters give practical advice as well as clear descriptions of the research process, the main research paradigms, and issues in research design and analysis. Cases studies, study questions, reading lists, and a glossary are provided. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335209026
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
list of contributors
Introduction
Pt. IThe nature of research
1Research as a tool3
2The research process12
3Paradigms, methods and knowledge31
4Doing research for the first time56
5Ethics in early childhood research64
Pt. IIAnalysis and design
6Design issues75
7Quantitative designs and statistical analysis93
8Qualitative designs and analysis117
9Equity issues in research design136
Pt. IIIThe research process in action
10Surveys and questionnaires: an evaluative case study149
11Interviewing children162
12Interviewing adults178
13An ethnographic approach to researching young children's learning193
14Action research208
15Direct observation224
16Policy research240
17Developing reciprocity in a multi-method small-scale research study254
App.: Getting the terms right264
Glossary268
References275
Index300

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