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Research in Early Childhood

Research in Early Childhood

208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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.

Why Become Involved in Research in Early Childhood?
Orientation: 'It's Like Another Language'
Exploring and Theorizing Perspectives
Beginning the Research Journey: Determining Your Point of Departure
Knowing What Has Gone before: Reviewing the Literature
Guiding the Research Journey: Ethical Considerations
Moving along Qualitative methodological pathways
Taking the Quantitative methodological trail
Drawing the journey to a close: Dissemination of the findings
The Journey

A well structures, well written book which is particularly helpful to students in preparing for their dissertation. Accessible and helpful to students

Sarah Holmes
Childhood & Youth Studies, Liverpool Hope University
January 15, 2018

This is a great book especially for those who are at the very early stage of research conduction in the field of early childhood. Its simple and clear language and several examples make it really helpful for students conducting research in early childhood. It could be an ideal guide for doctoral students and tutors at a jounior research career stage in the field.

Dr Kyriakos Demetriou
Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University
November 11, 2015

A comprehensive guide taking the reader through the research process. The text is direct and accessible.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Learning and Teaching Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
October 28, 2015

Highly supportive text for understanding the process of and journey of childhood research. Careful consideration is given to the challenges of undertaking research with young children. Particularly useful for ethical considerations.

Mrs Sharon Angeletta Colilles
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Beckett University
October 2, 2015

Informative and useful of the key questions ensure that students can use these as a prompt as progress through their research journey.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre For Early Childhood, Worcester University
June 26, 2015

This book is very helpful for students undertaking small scale research projects within settings

Rosie Walker
Institute of Education, Worcester University
June 19, 2015

I would recommend that students who are interested in carrying out research in Early Childhood purchase a copy of this because it is appropriate as a tool to firstly understanding the terminology used in research and secondly very useful in deciding on which methods would they could apply to a research project that they are interested in carrying out themselves.

Dr Gina Sherwood
School of Education & Continuing Stud, Portsmouth University
May 13, 2015

A useful book which has supported Masters level students in practitioner enquiry and during their thesis.

Mrs Sarah Martin-Denham
Education , Sunderland University
April 21, 2015

The authors of this book suggest that it should be used as a compass point for students to check their bearings as they progress through their research project. Research language is explained, as is each stage if the research journey; identifying the research stance, undertaking the literature review, ethical considerations, methodology and writing up the research findings. The use of anecdotes from Phd and early research students brings to life the potential trials and tribulations of the research journey, making the text a useful resource for research students.

Mrs Victoria Bamsey
Plymouth Institute of Education, University of Plymouth
January 9, 2015

An academic publication provides comprehensive text to support students planning their research project which is clearly explained through in-depth procedures. Additionally, reflective points are suggested at the end of chapters and a summary on each topic for students to follow while completing research methods or dissertation studies.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care And Early Years, Swindon College
September 7, 2014

Andrea Nolan

Kym Macfarlane

Jennifer Cartmel

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.