Success with your Early Years Research Project
- Rosie Walker - University of Worcester, UK
- Carla Solvason - University of Worcester, UK
‘Action research and Early Years practices go together, as naturally as the new day rising. This book is a celebration of new days. Early Years research is a practice for creative thinking for new tomorrows; the book shows us how to do this, and is to be commended for anyone who wishes to find innovative ways to think and act for all new beginnings.’
-Jean McNiff, Professor of Educational Research, York St John University
Where do you start with a research project? How do you choose a good question? What are tutors looking for in an outstanding project?
This book will help you answer all of the above and that is just the beginning. With examples of real research projects from students just like you, it takes you through each step of the process including:
- Choosing your question and approach
- Making sure your research is ethical
- Gathering and analysing data
- Reaching conclusions
- Putting your findings into practice.
After each example the authors provide commentary on what made each project so good, or what needed more work, helping you see what a good project really looks like.
Suitable for anyone tackling a research project as part of the Early Years course, at foundation or degree level, this book will help you make sure your project is interesting, relevant and impacts on your practice.
A well written book related to early years and research. The book is written with the learner in mind.
I recommend this book for all novice researchers. It provides an accessible yet comprehensive guide to approaching a small scale research project at undergraduate level in Early Childhood.
An accessible text, suitable for new researchers of varying ability levels.
All sections are clear and easy to follow...this makes an invaluable tool for students conducting primary research. Useful diagrams and commentaries to support further.
This book provides useful help and support for the duration of undertaking an individual research project. It allows students to seek clarity for areas e.g. method collection, sample, ethics etc. The concept of the pedagogy of early years is at the heart of this book.
Really comprehensive and practical book - the case study examples were extremely useful. Chapters on choosing the right question and interpreting findings were especially relevant
Helped support dissertation students
A comprehensive overview of the concept of research for students attempting their first research project.
The easy approachable nature of this book will support students undertaking their independent study module.
Great book with reviews from the learners that the book is essential in completing their research task for level 5. The learners found the book a vital tool in their study.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Free chapter - Considering Your Research Question