Research methods in early childhood : an introductory guide / Penny Mukherji & Deborah Albon.
Contributor(s): Albon, Deborah [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2018Edition: 3rd edition.Description: ix, 423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781526423702; 1526423707; 9781526423719; 1526423715.Subject(s): Early childhood education -- Research -- Methodology | Preschool children -- Research -- Methodology | Early childhood education -- Research -- Methodology | Child CareDDC classification: 305.233072 | 372.21072
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The Third Edition of Research Methods in Early Childhood provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the different types of research methods, with a particular focus on how these methods can be used in early childhood. Known for its supportive writing style, this best-selling text follows a linear and progressive structure that logically helps students work effectively through their course. Using examples, case studies, and reflection points, the book then expertly illustrates how to translate theory into practice. Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon will be discussing ideas from Research Methods in Early Childhood in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -414) and index.
Planning your research study. Research design ; The Research proposal ; Reviewing the literature -- Paradigms and principles. Positivist research ; Beyond positivism: interpretivism, 'critical' paradigms and post-structuralism ; Ethics ; Listening to young children -- Approaches to research. Surveys ; Ethnography ; Case studies ; Action research -- Methods. Observation ; Interviews ; Questionnaires ; Using documents and visual texts ; Journaling as a research tool ; Creative methods for listening to children in research -- Analysing and sharing your findings. Analysing and presenting data ; Writing up and sharing your findings.
"The book covers the whole research journey exploring the different methodologies & principles as well as how to undertake a research project, making it a whole course companion. Following a linear and progressive structure, it logically helps students work through their course and introduces the topics to beginners in simple and clearly explained terms. Once students have gained confidence, they are able to delve into the further reading suggestions and the research in focus boxes which look at international published examples of research to understand the real world effects and implications." -- Provided for publisher.