Researching Children's Experience
Approaches and Methods
- Sheila Greene - University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
- Diane Hogan - University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
Child Development | Educational Research Methods
How should the researcher approach the sensitive subject of the child? What are the ethical issues involved in researching children's experiences? In essays written by a collection of key, international authors, Researching Children's Experience addresses these questions, and examines up-to-date methodological and conceptual approaches to researching children. This book is a practical, comprehensive and interdisciplinary guide for advanced students and researchers, exploring a range of studies, and the theoretical and ethical motivations behind them.
The book is divided into three coherent sections:
- Conceptual, methodological and ethical issues in researching children's experiences.
- Methods for conducting research with children.
- The generation and analysis of text.
Researching Children's Experience provides examples of how researchers from a variety of social science perspectives have set about carrying out research into children's experience. Useful to students embarking on a research project, and to experienced researchers wishing to explore new methods, Greene and Hogan's book is an essential addition to anyone doing research on children. It will be especially useful to those in developmental psychology, education, nursing and other disciplines interested in studying children's experience.
Researching children, and particularly children's experiences is a complex task. This book targets this very important and difficult area.
This book is well written and drives the reader to really consider a variety of aspects of research and the child's experiences. The referencing at the end of each chapter is really helpful to direct the students development in reading and further investigation.
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Interesting text for those students who wish to pursue a career in children's research
A very useful book with a great deal of theoretical review and practical suggestions.
A very good and useful book on qualitative research with children. It is located within the field of childhood studies but offers fruitful perspectives on how qualitative research can also be applied to developmental psychology projects.
helpful for students working in an early years context
This is an excellent book on research methods used sensitively with children. It is scientific and ethical and is a superb all round text for teachers, play therapists and other professionals working with children. It is particularly good for advanced researchers in the area of early years care and education.
This is a useful text for those students wanting to consolidate their understanding of educational research, particularly in early years settings. Comprehensive and informative.
Excellent text for any researcher keen to do research with children.