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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

This book is clearly presented, is considerate of the needs of learners and provides an easy step guide through the research journey.

Ms Lorraine Ellames
Academy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
August 15, 2013

Really good book to use with level three childcare learners.

Mrs Suzanne Tovey
Dept of Childhood Studies, Hull College
July 18, 2013

This accessible and comprehensive text will provide a useful resource- especially for students with a focus upon the Early years. The book will help students to grapple with a number of both practical and ethical issues in conducting research within early years' contexts. It will also be a text that will span both the Research Methods Module and the research students undertake for their Dissertation.

Ms Sue Mills
Lifelong Learning Centre, Leeds University
July 11, 2013

This text provides the researcher with accessible content targeted at the Early Years phase. The content reflects accepted practice and format, but provides the reader with real experiences numerous researchers. Reflection points and key questions to consider enhance the overall format.

Mr John Humphreys, MEd,MA
School of Education, Bangor University
July 11, 2013

A good book for all students to understand clearly about the research process specific to early years.

Mrs Jeenal Desai
Humanities and Education, Doncaster University Centre
July 4, 2013

A must for all Early years students undertaking research. From deciding on a relevant topic to completion this book fully supports the process

Mrs Susan Davies
Education , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
June 21, 2013

Highly recommend this book for a hands on approach to research.

Mrs Karen Fullman
Human and Physical Sciences, South Thames College
June 20, 2013

Good text for 2nd year and 3rd year early years students. Provides a clear basis for students thinking about conducting research and those carrying out their research projects. Takes them clearly through the process

Mrs Karen McInnes
HaSS, Glamorgan University
June 17, 2013

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.