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Researching Families and Children

Researching Families and Children
Culturally Appropriate Methods

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July 2008 | 252 pages | SAGE India
Researching Families and Children: Culturally Appropriate Methods is a collection of essays on field issues related to research in child/human development, attempting to highlight indigenous methodological issues that arise while conducting human development research in the Indian context. It articulates the dynamics of the process of interaction to provide a transparent and human view of research, giving maximum importance to the perspective of the participant or respondent in each study.
S Anandalakshmy, Nandita Chaudhary and Neerja Sharma
S Anandalakshmy
How Independent is the Independent Variable?
Nandita Chaudhary
Methods for a Cultural Science
Mila Tuli and Nandita Chaudhary
Cultural Networks, Social Research and Contact Sampling
Neerja Sharma
Research as Intervention
Priti Joshi
Responsive Engagement as Method
Lakshmi Krishnamurty
Lived Experience as Theatre
Shraddha Kapoor
Interviewing in Qualitative Research
Indu Kaura
Making Sense of What They Say
Rekha Sharma Sen and Neerja Sharma
Unravelling the Mystery of Creativity
Sujata Sriram and Nandita Chaudhary
Mapping the Self and the Family
Monika Abels
Field Observations from Rural Gujarat
S Anandalakshmy, Neerja Sharma and Nandita Chaudhary
End Notes

A significant aspect of the collection is the inclusion of the perspectives of the participants in research studies. Researchers and academicians working in the fields of human development, psychology, social work, and related disciplines will welcome this work as it validates indigenous qualitative research.

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S Anandalakshmy

S. Anandalakshmy after studying Economics at Madras University, got a master’s degree in Child Development and Education from Bryn Mawr College and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her career began with running an innovative school in Chennai. She then moved to Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, where she developed and set up a master’s degree course in Child Development. During this period, she served in an advisory capacity to the UNICEF, Ministry of HRD, and academic institutions In India. She visited Universities in the US at the invitation of the Asia Society and spent two summers at the Institute of... More About Author

Nandita Chaudhary

Nandita Chaudhary is presently working as Reader at the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She has a Ph.D. from University of Delhi and has been a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. She has written several journal articles and chapters in books, and is actively involved with crosscultural research and publication projects. She has authored Listening to Culture published by SAGE, New Delhi in 2004, and is Associate editor of the SAGE journal Culture and Psychology, and consultant editor for the SAGE journal  ... More About Author

Neerja Sharma

Neerja Sharma is Reader at the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She obtained her Ph.D. and earlier degrees at the same institution, and has continued to teach, research and publish in the areas of childhood disability, adolescence, education and research methods. Apart from publishing several research papers and book chapters, she has authored three books: Understanding Adolescence, Identity of the Adolescent Girl and Evaluating Children in Primary Education. She is an advisor to Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (RAK) Child Study Centre (ECCE), Pratham (elementary education), Snehi (mental... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788178298726