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Research Methods in Early Childhood
An Introductory Guide

Third Edition


January 2018 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Research is something many Early Childhood Studies students find intimidating. As a result this book has been designed with early childhood student in mind to help them through the research process.

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. Activities throughout help cement knowledge and case studies giving examples and scenarios of real student research show readers how to present their own findings. A brand new reader guide to research to aid navigation and a new chapter on research proposals are now also included.

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 the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

 
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

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