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Research Methods in Early Childhood
An Introductory Guide

Fourth Edition


December 2022 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Research methods is a challenging topic for many students. When you are new to research you need a step-by-step guide which introduces the subject area in a clear and accessible way. This book does exactly that. Designed with the early childhood student in mind, this book is the companion to your research journey. Following a progressive structure this book leads you logically through the processes needed to design and carry out meaningful and ethical research.

This Fourth Edition includes:

  • Two new chapters, separating out quantitative data analysis and qualitative data analysis
  • A reader guide at the beginning of the book to aid navigation.
  • Research in Focus boxes, which introduce you to real world examples of international research
  • Activities to help cement knowledge and understanding.
  • Case Studies which describe examples and scenarios of real student research, which demonstrate best practice and show how to present findings.
  • An extended glossary to support readers in learning complicated terminology.

Online resources complement this new edition, offering valuable resources for instructions and students including:

  • Author videos, offering tips and explanations.
  • Flashcard glossary to consolidate learning
  • MCQs to test understanding
  • Free journal articles for wider reading
  • PowerPoint slides
 
Planning Your Research Study
 
Research Design
 
The Research Proposal
 
Reviewing The Literature
 
Paradigms And Principles
 
Positivist Research
 
Beyond Positivism: Interpretivism, ‘Critical’ Theories, Post-Structuralism And Post-Humanism
 
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 Quantitative Data
 
Qualitative Methods Of Data Analysis
 
Writing Up And Sharing Your Findings

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