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Researching Families and Children

Researching Families and Children
Culturally Appropriate Methods

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August 2008 | 252 pages | SAGE India
Researching Families and Children: Culturally Appropriate Methods is a collection of essays on field issues related to research in child/human development, attempting to highlight indigenous methodological issues that arise while conducting human development research in the Indian context. It articulates the dynamics of the process of interaction to provide a transparent and human view of research, giving maximum importance to the perspective of the participant or respondent in each study.

S Anandalakshmy, Nandita Chaudhary and Neerja Sharma
S Anandalakshmy
How Independent is the Independent Variable?
Nandita Chaudhary
Methods for a Cultural Science
Mila Tuli and Nandita Chaudhary
Cultural Networks, Social Research and Contact Sampling
Neerja Sharma
Research as Intervention
Priti Joshi
Responsive Engagement as Method
Lakshmi Krishnamurty
Lived Experience as Theatre
Shraddha Kapoor
Interviewing in Qualitative Research
Indu Kaura
Making Sense of What They Say
Rekha Sharma Sen and Neerja Sharma
Unravelling the Mystery of Creativity
Sujata Sriram and Nandita Chaudhary
Mapping the Self and the Family
Monika Abels
Field Observations from Rural Gujarat
S Anandalakshmy, Neerja Sharma and Nandita Chaudhary
End Notes

A significant aspect of the collection is the inclusion of the perspectives of the participants in research studies. Researchers and academicians working in the fields of human development, psychology, social work, and related disciplines will welcome this work as it validates indigenous qualitative research.

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