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Research Methods in Early Childhood
An Introductory Guide

Third Edition


February 2018 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

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PART I: PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH STUDY
 
Chapter 1: Research Design
 
Chapter 2: The Research Proposal
 
Chapter 3: Reviewing the Literature
 
PART II: PARADIGMS AND PRINCIPLES
 
Chapter 4: Positivist Research
 
Chapter 5: Beyond Positivism: Interpretivism, 'Critical' Paradigms and Post-structuralism
 
Chapter 6: Ethics
 
Chapter 7: Listening to Young Children
 
PARET III: APPROACHES TO RESEARCH
 
Chapter 8: Surveys
 
Chapter 9: Ethnography
 
Chapter 10: Case Studies
 
Chapter 11: Action Research
 
PART IV: METHODS
 
Chapter 12: Observation
 
Chapter 13: Interviews
 
Chapter 14: Questionnaires
 
Chapter 15: Using Documents and Visual Texts
 
Chapter 16: Journaling as a Research Tool
 
Chapter 17: Creative Methods for Listening to Children in Research
 
PART V: ANALYSING AND SHARING YOUR FINDINGS
 
Chapter 18: Analysing and Presenting Data
 
Chapter 19: Writing Up and Sharing Your Findings

Selected this text for our newly verified Dissertation Module and it has proved very useful with positive feedback from students

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
February 12, 2018

I love this book, it's perfect for my childhood studies course. Great detail on how to plan and organize childhood studies and how to do research in infancy!

Mrs Franziska Vogel
Institute of Psychololgy, Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg
January 15, 2018

A fantastic update to a very popular resource. Flying off the shelves in the library!

Miss Louise Stafford
Early Years Department, Solihull College
September 11, 2017
Key features
NEW AND KEY FEATURES:
  • A new chapter on research proposals has been added.
  • Chapters have been reorganized to better suit the learning journey.
  • A new reader guide has been added at the beginning of the text to aid navigation.
  • Research in Focus boxes examine real-world international published examples of research in order to understand the effects and implications. (Countries covered are USA, Canada, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, India, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.)
  • Activities help cement knowledge and understanding.
  • Case Studies give examples and scenarios of real student research, which demonstrate best practice and show how to present findings.
  • An extended glossary supports readers in learning complicated terminology.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 7 Listening to Young Children


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