'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