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'How I wish I'd had a book like this when I first started my career as a
researcher into early years education and care! There's something for everyone,
and I wholeheartedly commend it to those embarking upon, or wishing to extend
their knowledge of, early childhood research; - Professor Emeritus Janet
Moyles, Early Years & Play Consultant
'This text covers an excellent range of issues. In particular, the mix of
academic background to topics and practical application will make it an
excellent resource for students' - Damien Fitzgerald, Principal Lecturer in
Early Childhood Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
This highly engaging and easy-to-read introductory text is tailored to meet
the needs of early childhood students. It includes practical examples of
research with and about young children and babies, and encourages the reader to
take an interactive approach. By offering clear guidance on research methods,
as well as advice on how to develop skills as a researcher, the book takes
students step-by-step through the process of doing a research project and
provides a detailed grounding in the subject.
The book covers:
- an introduction to research methodology
- various approaches to research, including action research
- designing a questionnaire
- carrying out observations and interviews
- undertaking a piece of independent research from start to finish
- understanding and critiquing the research of others
- ethical issues in early childhood research
- real life examples of how to tackle different aspects of research
The authors break down the content into four main sections: Paradigms and
Principles; Approaches to Research; Methods; Carrying out a Research Project.
Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, research in focus
sections, reflection points, a summary and suggestions for further reading. The
language used throughout is accessible, and a full glossary of terms is
This book is indispensible for all students undertaking research in early
Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon are both Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood
Studies at London Metropolitan University.