Research Methods in Early Childhood

An Introductory Guide Penny Mukherji, Deborah Albon. Angrosino, M. and Perez, K.A.M. (2000) 'Rethinking observation: from method to context', in N.K. Denzin and Y.S. Lincoln (eds) Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd edition.

Author: Penny Mukherji

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526448002

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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.
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Research Methods in Early Childhood

Packed full of even more examples of research methods in practice, this second edition now comes with a fantastic website giving you all you need to understand research methods in early childhood.

Author: Penny Mukherji

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 1446273687

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Back by popular demand, this bestselling textbook covers all students need to know about undertaking research in early childhood.
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Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education Volume I

Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 36(3), 10–18. Mukherji, P., & Albon, D. (2010). Research methods in early childhood: An introductory guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Nielsen, J. (2010). Children's websites: Usability issues in ...

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ISBN: 9781623966126

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The Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education brings together in one source research techniques that researchers can use to collect data for studies that contribute to the knowledge in early childhood education. To conduct valid and reliable studies, researchers need to be knowledgeable about numerous research methodologies. The Handbook primarily addresses the researchers, scholars, and graduate or advanced undergraduate students who are preparing to conduct research in early childhood education. It provides them with the intellectual resources that will help them join the cadre of early childhood education researchers and scholars. The purpose of the Handbook is to prepare and guide researchers to achieve a high level of competence and sophistication, to avoid past mistakes, and to benefit from the best researchers in the field. This Handbook is also useful to university professors who conduct research and prepare student researchers in early childhood education. It aims to improve the researchers’ conceptual and methodological abilities in early childhood education. Thus, the Handbook can be used as a guide that focuses on important contemporary research methodologies in early childhood education and describes them to offer researchers the necessary information to use these methodologies appropriately. This Handbook is designed to be used by students of early childhood education at all levels of professional development as well as mature scholars who want to conduct research in areas needing more in-depth study. It is hoped that this Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education will serve the needs of many in the research community. Scholars seeking the current state of research knowledge in various areas should find this volume useful. Similarly, practitioners who are trying to seek knowledge of research and its practical implications should find this volume helpful as well. This Handbook with its individual chapters presents several research methodologies to address a variety of hypotheses or research questions that will contribute to the knowledge of the field in early childhood education.
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Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education Volume 2

Research methods in early childhood : An introductory guide, London: Sage. Renold, E., Holland, S., Ross, N.J., & Hillman, A. (2008). 'Becoming participant' problematizing 'informed consent' in participatory research with young people ...

Author: Olivia Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623966157

Category: Education

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The Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education brings together in one source research techniques that researchers can use to collect data for studies that contribute to the knowledge in early childhood education. To conduct valid and reliable studies, researchers need to be knowledgeable about numerous research methodologies. The Handbook primarily addresses the researchers, scholars, and graduate or advanced undergraduate students who are preparing to conduct research in early childhood education. It provides them with the intellectual resources that will help them join the cadre of early childhood education researchers and scholars. The purpose of the Handbook is to prepare and guide researchers to achieve a high level of competence and sophistication, to avoid past mistakes, and to benefit from the best researchers in the field. This Handbook is also useful to university professors who conduct research and prepare student researchers in early childhood education. It aims to improve the researchers’ conceptual and methodological abilities in early childhood education. Thus, the Handbook can be used as a guide that focuses on important contemporary research methodologies in early childhood education and describes them to offer researchers the necessary information to use these methodologies appropriately. This Handbook is designed to be used by students of early childhood education at all levels of professional development as well as mature scholars who want to conduct research in areas needing more in-depth study. It is hoped that this Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education will serve the needs of many in the research community. Scholars seeking the current state of research knowledge in various areas should find this volume useful. Similarly, practitioners who are trying to seek knowledge of research and its practical implications should find this volume helpful as well. This Handbook with its individual chapters presents several research methodologies to address a variety of hypotheses or research questions that will contribute to the knowledge of the field in early childhood education.
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Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years

Brown, T. and Jones, L. (2001) Action Research and Postmodernism: Congruence and Critique. Buckingham: Open University Press ... Mukherji, P. and Albon, D. (2010) Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide. London: Sage.

Author: Linda Miller

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ISBN: 9781446210239

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By focusing on key figures in early years education and care, this book considers the influential thinkers and ground-breaking approaches that have revolutionized practice. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, chapters provide an explanation of the approach, an analysis of the theoretical background, case studies, questions and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking. Included are chapters on: - Froebel - Psychoanalytical theories - Maria Montessori - Steiner Waldorf education - High/Scope - Post-modern and post-structuralist perspectives - Forest Schools - Vivian Gussin Paley - Te Whatilderiki Written in an accessible style and relevant to all levels of early years courses, the book has staggered levels of Further Reading that encourage reflection and promotes progression. Linda Miller is Professor Emeritus of Early Years, The Open University Linda Pound is a consultant and author, renowned for her work in early years education and care.
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Early Childhood Studies

In A. Tashakkori and C. Teddlie (eds), Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social and Behavioral Research. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. Mukherji, P. and Albon, D. (2015) Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide (2nd edn).

Author: Rod Parker-Rees

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473933651

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For students of Early Childhood Studies, questions are as important as answers. What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures? How do children grow and develop? What space do we make for children in our society? How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children? Can children’s play be planned by adults? Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.
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Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Your study should be ethically sound (that is, you should gain the informed consent of all the participants at every step of the data ... Mukherji, P. and Albon, D. (2018) Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide ...

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

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ISBN: 9781526450692

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This bestselling guide takes the reader on a practical step-by-step journey of an early years research project by breaking down each section into accessible and digestible topics.
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Research in Early Childhood

Towards a sociology for childhood: thinking from children's lives. ... Methods, practice and epistemology: the debate about feminism and research. ... Research methods in early childhood: an introductory guide. London: Sage.

Author: Andrea Nolan

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ISBN: 9781446281611

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'Andrea Nolan and he colleagues have written a uniquely wise and reader-friendly account of all aspects of researching early childhood' - Liz Brooker, Reader in Early Childhood, University of London Institute of Education In this innovative guide to research in early childhood, the research process is presented as a journey and this book is your roadmap. The authors take you step-by-step through the practical considerations and complexities of undertaking research with young children featuring the real-world research journeys of two student researchers. Their authentic stories describe the emotions, challenges and moments of exhilaration involved in completing a research project. The book gives guidance on all aspects of the research process, including: - selecting a topic - ethical considerations - collecting your data - analysing your data - disseminating your findings. This book will be an invaluable guide to students of Early Childhood completing a research project or writing a thesis or dissertation.
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The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research

Mukherji, P. and Albon, P. (2009) Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide. London: SAGE. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2001) Starting Strong. Paris: OECD.

Author: Ann Farrell

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ISBN: 9781473943100

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Recent decades have seen an upsurge of research with and about young children, their families and communities. The Handbook of Early Childhood Research will provide a landmark overview of the field of early childhood research and will set an agenda for early childhood research into the future. It includes 31 chapters provided by internationally recognized experts in early childhood research. The team of international contributors apply their expertise to conceptual and methodological issues in research and to relevant fields of practice and policy. The Handbook recognizes the main contexts of early childhood research: home and family contexts; out-of-home contexts such as services for young children and their families; and broader societal contexts of that evoke risk for young children. The Handbook includes sections on: the field of early childhood research and its key contributions new theories and theoretical approaches in early childhood research collecting and analysing data applications of early childhood research This Handbook will become the valuable reference text for students, practitioners and researchers from across the social sciences and beyond who are engaged in research with young children.
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Work Based Research in the Early Years

... andAlbon,D. (2010) Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide. London: Sage. New,R.S.(2008) 'Rethinking research in earlycareand education: joining Sally'squest', Journalof Early Childhood Research, 6(1): 59–67.

Author: Sue Callan

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ISBN: 9781446292303

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In the early years sector all practitioners are now expected to engage in work-based research, as a means of improving practice and demonstrating leadership. Using examples from recent practitioner projects, this text offers a 'real world' approach to research consistent with models that involve the active participation of children and families. With the aim of clarifying themes and concepts for inexperienced researchers, the text explores ethical principles underpinning research, supported by case studies, which will be of particular relevance to students undertaking their own small-scale investigations. Further reading on research methodology is also included. Chapters are organized under three headings: - planning for research; - doing research; - learning from research. This book provides practitioners and undergraduates with a greater understanding of the position of the researcher, how to facilitate research and the way in which research underpins raising achievement and change in the workplace. There is an emphasis on impact of research on practice, illustrated through reflection on the authors' experience of preparing this text. Sue Callan is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Michael Reed is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Early Childhood Studies at the University of Worcester.
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