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The art and science of doing qualitative research involving children is the subject of this book. Elizabeth Graue and Daniel Walsh discuss the research process, dealing succinctly with generic issues but emphasizing where work with children presents its own particular challenges.
Part One looks across the research enterprise, conceptualizing it as an holistic activity. Part Two focuses on fieldwork, and the final part examines the interpretive and reporting aspects of qualitative research.
Disc. the qualitative research process; research as a "hol- istic activity"; field work; interpretation & reporting.
|1||The Child as Object||1|
|3||Theory as Context||24|
|Case Study: Some Personal Reflections on the Role of Theory in My Work||49|
|4||Ethics: Being Fair||55|
|Case Study: Webs of Trust and Deception||62|
|5||Researcher Role as Context||70|
|Case Study: Our Reflection on a Collaborative Research Experience||83|
|7||Constructing a Data Record||129|
|Case Study: Getting into the Peer Social Worlds of Young Children||146|
|8||Interpretation in Context||158|
|Case Study: Making Sense in Children's Worlds: The Meaning of Tina and the Weeping Superheroes||192|
|9||Writing as Context||207|
|Case Study: Writing Short Stories||228|
|About the Authors||267|
|About the Contributors||269|