A rich collection of contributions from leading researchers across a range of disciplinary backgrounds, research practices and theoretical perspectives discuss central questions of epistemology and methodology, demonstrating the links between theory and practice. This edition includes exciting new chapters on:
Both theoretical and practical questions are set out in a well-argued fashion that enables easier navigation through the various complexities of the epistemological and methodological questions arising in contemporary research practices with children. As such, this text will appeal to both the newcomer to childhood studies and to experienced researchers in the field. With fully updated chapters, new material and a revised, clearer structure, this new edition will be a valuable resource for researchers working with children.
Pia Christensen is Professor of Anthropology and Childhood Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. She is Director of Childhood Studies and, as a leading ethnographer in the field, she has published widely.
Allison James is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK.She has researched extensively in children’s culture.
Divided into three sections, the new edition covers:
-the main theories and approaches of research with children and young people
-expanded guidance on research ethics
-techniques for conducting both qualitative and quantitative research
-more on analysing your research
-a brand new chapter on communicating your research findings.
This is a must-have guide for students and practitioners who are engaging in research with children and young people.
This new Third Edition is also complemented by online resources that offer valuable additional resources for both instructors and students, including:Videos per-chapter relating to chapter outcomes supported by critical questions Flashcard glossary to consolidate learning MCQs to test understanding Testbank of questions for assignment setting Free journal articles for wider reading PowerPoint slides
If you would like to integrate these resources into your university’s learning management system, use the testbanks for assement or practice, and seamlessly direct your students to the freely available extra materials, please get in touch with your local rep.
Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon will be discussing ideas from Research Methods in Early Childhood in Doing Your Early Years Research Project, a SAGE Masterclass for early years students and practitioners in collaboration with Kathy Brodie. Find out more here.
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.
Globally, the role of technology is an increasingly important part of everyday life. In many early childhood education frameworks and curricula around the world, there is an expectation that children are developing skills to become effective communicators and are using digital technology to investigate their ideas and represent their thinking. This means that educators throughout the world are expected to actively enhance children’s learning in ways that provide learning experiences with technology that are balanced and purposeful to allow the transformation of traditional authentic learning experiences. Digital technologies can be used to explore, manipulate, discover, play and interact with real and imaginative worlds to allow active meaning making.
With a wide range of expert contributors, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the current research on technology and young children and the importance of engagement for learning. This approach encourages the reader to rethink the possibilities and potential of digital technologies for learning in the early years, especially in the years before formal schooling when children might be attending early childhood settings.
This will be a valuable reference for anyone looking for an international perspective on digital technology and young children, and is particularly aimed at current and future teachers.
Bringing the whole process to life through practical examples and real case studies, the book is packed with summaries, key points, checklists, and discussion topics, encouraging you to engage with and reflect on your own work.
The Third Edition is fully updated to include:New chapters on writing your literature review and structuring your final project Increased coverage of e-research data collection methods New real-life student examples and case studies from the UK and internationally Additional online 'top tips' videos from the author.
This is an essential companion for students on undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood courses, teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research.
Dr. Guy Roberts-Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.
"A challenging text that is recommended for all levels of the BA in Childhood Studies programme. The short, focussed chapters provide students with a comprehensive overview of a topic which they can then research in further depth."
- Sharron Galley, Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
"This book gives a fantastic first look at many key concepts which are new to students in a way that is easily approachable and understandable. A great place to start further studies."
- Kathryn Peckham, Chichester University
This edition contains new chapters on:Mixed methods research The role of theory in educational research Ethics in Internet research Research questions and hypotheses Internet surveys Virtual worlds, social network software and netography in educational research Using secondary data in educational research Statistical significance, effect size and statistical power Beyond mixed methods: using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to integrate cross-case and within-case analyses.
Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and anyone involved in educational and social research. The book is supported by a wealth of online materials, including PowerPoint slides, useful weblinks, practice data sets, downloadable tables and figures from the book, and a virtual, interactive, self-paced training programme in research methods. These resources can be found at: www.routledge.com/cw/cohen.