Doing Early Childhood Research: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice
Allen & Unwin
1 Jan 2010
Doing Early Childhood Research demystifies the research process. An international team of experienced researchers shows how to select methods which are appropriate for working with young children in early childhood settings or at home. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of much early childhood research, the book covers a wide range of conventional and newer methods including observation, small surveys, interviews with adults and children, action research, ethnography and quasi-experimental approaches. It explains clearly how to set up research projects which are theoretically grounded, well-designed, rigorously analysed, feasible and ethically based. Each chapter is illustrated with examples. This edition includes new chapters on beginning research, mixed methods research, interviewing children, and working with Indigenous children, and also new case study chapters.