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Introducing Research in Early Childhood

Introducing Research in Early Childhood

November 2018 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

“What a useful book for the beginner researcher! Offering a grounding in the different kinds of research conducted in the field of early childhood, this book’s inviting and accessible style will support the novice researcher, and the development of criticality in relation to research.”

Deborah Albon, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, University of Roehampton

What does the term ‘research’ in early childhood actually mean? What does research involve, and how do you go about doing it?

This book explains exactly what ‘research’ is; it explores key ideas, themes and terminology to provide you with a clear understanding of its importance to your early years or early childhood studies degree.

It will help you:

·        Understand what it means to think critically, and unpick childhood research

·        Learn how to analyse, examine and understand the importance of others’ research

·        Get to know how research is designed and carried out

·        Appreciate the importance of ethics

·        Get to grips with translating research into real life in an early childhood setting.

Laying the foundations to develop your confidence in talking about research and making links between theory and practice, this book will support you as you begin your research journey into the world of early years.

Polly Bolshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Jo Josephidou is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Polly Bolshaw and Jo Josephidou will be discussing ideas from Introducing Research in Early Childhood in Doing Your Early Years Research Project, a SAGE Masterclass for early years students and practitioners in collaboration with Kathy Brodie.&

Introduction to research in early childhood
Beginning to think critically about research
Knowledge and truth in research
The language of research
Approaches to research about children
Approaches to research with children
Longitudinal research approaches
Cross-national research approaches
The ethics of research
How research is designed
Creative approaches to research
Your research journey has begun

A great book to help early childhood students think critically about their research. Accessible and helpful to all students.

Dr Nikki Fairchild
School of Education and Sociology (EDSOC), Portsmouth University
November 22, 2022

This publication has been included on the BA programme, although has also been suggested to the second year Foundation Degree for students beginning their research projects. Further enabling students to develop their skills in the research process from the clear explanations given within this text.

Miss Tracey Canham
Early Years, Swindon College
September 11, 2020

This book is an easy read and introduces students in the early childhood programmes the basic concepts of a research methodology

Dr Evgenia Theodotou
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
March 27, 2019

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