Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526450712
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This bestselling guide to undertaking your Early Years research project takes the reader on a practical step-by-step journey. Breaking down each section into accessible and digestible topics, and accompanied by a multitude of practical examples, case studies, research summaries and key points, the author brings this process to life. The updated and revised fourth edition includes: Useful additional resources at the end of each chapter Extended material on the child’s voice within research Signposted glossary terms throughout the text Updated website materials for further study From learning how to structure and organise your project, through to the final presentation and written report of your findings, this is the essential guide and companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout their early childhood and social science courses. Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step-by-Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Doing Action Research In Early Childhood Studies

Author: Glenda MacNaughton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236847
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Are you worried about doing your early years action research project? Does the thought of choosing the right research question feel daunting? Are you concerned about the challenges you might face? If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! Written in a lively and accessible style, this is the essential step-by-step guide to conducting your own action research project. The book introduces and evaluates different approaches to action research and explores how they can be applied in early childhood settings to create positive change and to improve practice. Using varied illustrations and case studies of contemporary projects in diverse early childhood contexts, the book addresses specific issues and challenges that you might face when conducting action research in such settings. Each chapter offers gentle guidance and support at a specific stage of the research process, from choosing your initial topic to formulating your research question, through to sharing the lessons of your project. The book's key features include: 16 'Steps' that walk you through the process of conducting your action research project References to real life research projects to illustrate key ideas, themes, practices and debates Advice on creating an action research journal, with sample extracts 'Thinking Boxes' in each chapter to encourage you to review and reflect on the chapter's contents as you plan your research project Checklists in each chapter of key concepts, processes and themes, together with further resources The authors explore some difficult issues associated with action research, including ethics, rigour, validity, critical reflection, and social and professional change. They show that there is more than one 'right' way to perform an action research project and advise you how to choose an approach that is appropriate for your particular interests and circumstances. Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studiesis an essential resource for students and practitioners of early childhood studies.

Studying Childhood And Early Childhood

Author: Kay Sambell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446211010
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Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include: making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhood making the most of your lectures writing good assignments learning how to study independently developing your critical thinking drawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits) getting a job in the early years sector. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and now contains: a new chapter on placements and visits detailed advice on how to avoid plagiarism full consideration of multi-agency working, throughout every chapter advice on career opportunities and further study. Designed to support students in their studies and beyond, this book is an essential purchase for anyone studying childhood or early childhood. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Child Care And Early Education

Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861527226
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Child Care and Early Education has been written as a course companion to all major level 3 childcare qualifications including the CACHE Diploma in Early Years Care and Education, S/NVQ Early Years Care and Education and BTEC National in Early Years. Written from a more practical angle than existing childcare texts, Child Care and Early Education successfully covers the theory associated with all aspects of care and education for the under eights. Suitable for use as a course textbook with a supervisor, college tutor or NVQ assessor, Child Care and Early Education will also be valuable for practitioners who want to extend their own practice. It offers advice on building your own portfolio, learning to use resources and continued professional development. Written in an accessible and lively style, Child Care and Early Education is up to date on current childcare practice. It offers support, information and practical suggestions for practitioners in all types of early years and out of school care settings and also for readers working in a family home as nannies and childminders. Highly successful and established author Jennie Lindon offers different perspectives on some challenging issues often omitted from childcare texts.

A Student S Guide To Methodology

Author: Peter Clough
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974222
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`I believe this book would work well for a variety of methodology courses, and I would direct students and colleagues to use it' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Research Methods In Early Childhood

Author: Penny Mukherji
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473909279
Size: 71.72 MB
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Packed full of even more examples of research methods in practice, this second edition now comes with a fantastic website giving you all you need to understand research methods in early childhood. With new case studies and reflective tasks throughout, this bestselling textbook covers all you need to know about undertaking research in early childhood, including action research, ethics and doing your research project. Online, you’ll find: - Quizzes to test your methods knowledge - Free journal articles with accompanying activities to broaden understanding and develop critical thinking - Useful web links as well as videos of the authors answering FAQs about research If you are undertaking research in early childhood then this book is for you.

Success With Your Early Years Research Project

Author: Rosie Walker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147390563X
Size: 12.74 MB
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‘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.

Writing Your Thesis

Author: Paul Oliver
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942993
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Designed to help postgraduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing and examination of their theses.

Friendship In Childhood And Adolescence

Author: Phil Erwin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415162326
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Friendships are crucial to children's well-being and happiness and lay important foundations upon which later relationships in adolescence and adulthood are built. This clear, well-structured overview of the nature and significance of children's and adolescents' friendships examines issues such as the impact of social-cognitive development, relationship problems, and methods of promoting positive relationships.

Doing Your Early Years Action Research Project

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781412948326
Size: 37.13 MB
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This user-friendly book shows early years practitioners seeking professional status how to successfully organise and complete your first small-scale action research project. The authors guide the reader to provide them with the confidence and skills to engage in action research. Action Research has become critical to the development of a reflective early years practitioner and essential to the professionalisation of all early years workers following a wide range of academic qualifications. With the aid of five exemplary projects from a diverse background of early years settings, the authors discuss and illustrate the complete early years action research process through topics such as: - What is Action Research and Why Should You Do It? - How Do You Get Started? - You and Your Colleagues Working Collaboratively - Doing Your Literature Review - Collecting Your Evidence - Evaluating and Analysing Your Data - Using Your Evidence to Change Practice Each chapter includes objectives, key learning points and continually linked case studies to help illuminate the text. Also included are follow-up questions and exercises which may be done either individually or collaboratively to further practitioners' reflection upon the ideas set out. This book is relevant for Early Childhood practitioners and students at all levels as well as those seeking professional qualifications across the full range of early years settings such as nurseries, sure start centres, early years centres and reception classes. Relevant courses include the Early Years Foundation Degree, Early Childhood Studies degrees and the new Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).