Doing Your Early Years Research Project

A Step by Step Guide

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242384

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8718

This new edition of a much-loved book guides you through your Early Years research project from start to finish and draws on the work of Early Years practitioners to illustrate concepts and methods, bringing the entire process to life. Packed with research summaries, key points, checklists and discussion topics, the author shows you how to organise and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings and present/write up your project. This edition has been fully updated and revised to include up-to-date references, a focus on 'Reflective Practice', and coverage of Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as: - Coverage of Action Research, including examples - Increased material on using, presenting and analysing data, including using software - More reflective and detailed study aid including case studies, surveys, questions and activities This book is essential reading for students on early childhood studies courses, those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research.

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

A Step by Step Guide

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473906342

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7810

Undertaking a research project can be a daunting task for early years students. This step-by-step guide clearly shows you how to organise and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings and successfully present your research. Bringing the whole process to life through practical examples and real case studies, the book is packed with summaries, key points, checklists and discussion topics, encouraging you to engage with and reflect on your own work. The third edition is fully updated to include: New chapters on writing your literature review and structuring your final project Increased coverage of e-research data collection methods New real-life student examples and case studies from the UK and internationally Additional online 'top tips' videos from the author. This is an essential companion for students on undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood courses, teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research. Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

A Step by Step Guide

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901123

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5001

This guide talks through the early years research project from start to finish. Drawing on the work of practitioners within the sector to illustrate concepts and methods, it brings the entire research process to life. Research summaries, key point checklists and discussion topics are included throughout.

Success with Your Early Years Research Project

Author: Rosie Walker,Carla Solvason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905621

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1727

'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.

Research Methods in Early Childhood

An Introductory Guide

Author: Penny Mukherji,Deborah Albon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526448009

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 5195

Research is something many Early Childhood Studies students struggle with; for many it’s intimidating and something 'other people' do. When we asked the authors what common problems students struggle with they said: Students find it hard to understand research methodology and theoretical frameworks within which to conduct research Sometimes students struggle to come up with an appropriate research design Students often find it hard to come up with precise research questions Analysing research data and presenting it clearly for the reader are also areas students find difficult As a result, the authors have designed this book with their early childhood student in mind to help them through the research process. The book covers the whole research journey both in terms of understanding the different methodologies & principles and in actually undertaking a research project. It follows a linear and progressive structure that logically helps students work through their course. In this new edition, the chapters have been reorganized to better suit the learning journey and a brand new reader guide to research at the start of the book has been added to aid navigation. A new chapter on research proposals as well as more on alternative ways of presenting research have also been added. The book assumes no prior knowledge and really introduces the topics to beginners in simple terms. The supportive writing style and the way difficult concepts are clearly explained is often feedback we hear from both lecturers and students. Once students have gained confidence, they are able to delve into the further reading suggestions and the topics and content covered extend into enough depth for those who want to go further in their studies. This means students really can use it throughout their whole course. Research in Focus boxes look at international published examples of research to show what it looks like in the real world and understand the effects and implications. (Countries covered are USA, Canada, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, India, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand.) Activities for students to work through help them cement knowledge and understanding. Case Studies give examples and scenarios of real student research. These demonstrate best practice and show students how to present their findings in a way that conveys the decisions they have made in their own personal style rather than rather than regurgitating textbooks. Extended glossary which gets students familiar with complicated terminology. . This new Third Edition includes: Videos pre-chapter relating to chapter outcomes Flashcard glossary to consolidate learning MCQs to test understanding Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon will be discussing ideas from Research Methods in Early Childhood in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Introducing Research in Early Childhood

Author: Polly Bolshaw,Jo Josephidou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451743

Category: Education

Page: 200

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“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.

Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies

A Step by Step Guide

Author: Glenda MacNaughton,Patrick Hughes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236847

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 5905

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.

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446210189

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1994

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! This new edition of Cathy Nutbrown's much loved book explains the key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. There are brand new entries on: - Attachment - Babies' learning and development - Children's Centres - Citizenship - Digital Technologies - Early Years Foundation Stage - Early Years Professional Status - Neuroscience - Sexualities The rest of the book has also been thoroughly updated and revised, and includes coverage of heuristic play, Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement. The book offers starting points which provide a clear focus, further reading and discussion of research on thirty-five key topics. It is a must for students following courses in early childhood education and care. Professor Cathy Nutbrown directs and teaches on Masters and Doctoral programmes in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.

Working with Babies and Children

From Birth to Three

Author: Jools Page,Cathy Nutbrown,Ann Clare

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289818

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 2956

'The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice' -Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton 'The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue' -Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University 'This clear, authoritative and scholarly book is informed by the authors' huge respect and affection for young children and those who work with them. A must-read' -Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy This book is essential for all who work with children under three. Due to its combination of theory and practice, clear writing and pedagogical material. The second edition contains extensive updates on policy, new case studies, and activities from current settings. This revised edition emphasises: - child development and learning - attachment/key person relationships - planning the environment for babies - understanding every child - working with parents This book will be useful to those on initial training courses, such as Foundation degrees, NVQ, BA Education and Early Childhood Studies, and for managers and practitioners undertaking CPD. Jools Page teaches on the MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield. Ann Clare is an Associate Tutor at the University of Sheffield. Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield.

Child Observation for the Early Years

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857257455

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 620

This is a key text for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines. It enables students to appreciate the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. It covers the theoretical background in detail and highlights important works. The book includes guidance on techniques and recording and analyzing and consideration of the ethical implications. The text helps students to understand how their observations can be effectively used to draw conclusions or to prompt further study. This Second Edition includes new chapters on the curriculum and recording and analyzing.

Early Childhood Education

History, Philosophy and Experience

Author: Cathy Nutbrown,Peter Clough

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297896

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 8391

This accessible introduction to the history of early childhood education emphasises the role of history and philosophy in early childhood practice today. Firmly grounded in current policy from across the UK, the text features a series of imagined conversations with key figures and pioneers, which exemplify various philosophical positions in early childhood. This second edition has been fully updated and revised in line with recent policy changes, and contains new and updated biographies of key pioneers as well as three brand new conversations with historical figures. The book is useful for a range of students of Early Childhood Education or History of Education, from first year undergraduates to PhD students. It will also be incredibly valuable to Early Years trainee teachers, practitioners and policy makers.

Ethical Practice in Early Childhood

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264505

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 5329

Ethical considerations are raising new questions about the involvement and participation of children in research. By considering the ethical issues that can arise when working with and doing research with young children from birth to five years, this book examines a wide range of topics including: - involving young children in research - informed consent - research tools with children under five - researching children with special needs - researching vulnerable groups - researching other cultures - multi-agency working - loss and bereavement - ethical practices when studying early childhood - safe-guarding young children - inspection - ethics and leadership Examples from education, health and social work are examined, and there are chapter overviews, activities, case studies, points for discussion and recommendations for further reading and useful Websites in each chapter; which help to engage the reader and facilitate critical thinking and reflective practice. This is a comprehensive guide to a developing field for the early years student and practitioner.

Interviews from the SAGE Early Years Masterclass 2018

Author: Kathy Brodie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526447673

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 2837

This special book contains the transcripts of the SAGE Early Years Masterclass 2018 interviews, conducted by Kathy Brodie. The interviewees provide fascinating and thought-provoking insights into the rich area of children's learning and development. Taken together, the interviews cover key areas of Early Years theory and practice. They are presented in the same order as the Masterclass, allowing you to follow as you watch the interviews. David Whitebread, Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education Sean MacBlain, Contemporary Childhood Sue Waite, Children Learning Outside the Classroom Lorna Arnott, Digital Technologies and Learning Jackie Musgrave, Supporting Children's Health and Wellbeing Cath Arnold, Involving Parents in their Children's Learning Kathryn Peckham, Developing School Readiness Guy Roberts-Holmes, Doing Your Early Years Research Project Sara Knight, Forest School in Practice Ioanna Palaiologou, The Early Years Foundation Stage Julian Grenier, Successful Ofsted Inspections and team-building Penny Mukherji & Deborah Albon, Research Methods in Early Childhood

A Student's Guide to Methodology

Author: Peter Clough,Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289435

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 2806

The Third Edition of this hugely popular text provides students with straightforward principles and frameworks for understanding methodology. Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown are adept at making methodology meaningful for beginners and more advanced readers alike. Their book clearly demonstrates how methodology impacts upon every stage of the research process, and gives readers all of the tools that they need to understand it. New to this edition are the following: - new boxes and guidance on research ethics in every chapter - more international examples and perspectives - up to date coverage of online research methods - more examples from real students - a new companion website, featuring Powerpoint slides for lecturers The authors take an applied approach and every chapter contains a variety of practical examples from real research. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice at every step, meaning that the book remains extremely relevant throughout. It will be invaluable for all students who are doing a dissertation or taking a research methods module in education, the social sciences, business and health.

Child Observation

A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473968429

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 5678

This is a key text for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates. It enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. This new Third Edition has been updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes and includes: a new first chapter to help students to understand the context of early childhood in England and elsewhere an exploration of the essential elements of child observation that are important across the world new international case studies a research chapter that has been re-written to improve its accessibility to students more case studies throughout to link theory to practice.

Early Childhood Educational Research

International Perspectives

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451786

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 7227

Early Childhood educational research is a constantly evolving field. This book brings together Cathy Nutbrown’s considerable knowledge and expertise in the field, to deliver a comprehensive and critical overview of national and international research. The strengths of various types of research, and their influence on theory, policy and practice, are identified along with new and emerging research areas, and anticipated future topics and patterns of research. Through an analytical discussion of research topics addressing Children, Adults and Pedagogy, these key areas are highlighted: - Issues in research design - Types of and trends in methodological approaches - The ethics of research With digestible chapter introductions, thinking points and suggestions for research or dissertation topics, readers are also able to locate their own work in an international landscape. This is the perfect ‘go to’ resource for all early childhood education and social science researchers.

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Theory and Practice

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966108

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 2337

The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, and is the ideal companion for anyone undertaking any Early Years or Early Childhood Studies course, or those working towards Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). The third edition now includes new chapters on; · International Perspectives on Early childhood Education and Care · The Issue of Professionalism · Pedagogical Documentation · Using the Outdoor Environments in Early childhood Pedagogy · The Role of Digital Technologies in the Early Years This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including; · A Companion Website with weblinks, free SAGE journal articles, extended case studies and annotated further readings. · Chapter Roadmaps to identify what each chapter will cover at-a-glance. · Case Studies in each chapter to help you link theory to practice · ‘Reflection Points’, ‘Reflective Tasks’ and ‘Points for Discussion’, to help you critically reflect on how the chapter can be applied to your personal and professional development. · Further Readings directing you to external resources to help deepen your understanding

Inclusion in the Early Years

Author: Cathy Nutbrown,Peter Clough,Frances Atherton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289532

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8751

This insightful text shows how the attitudes of adults in early years settings can influence practice. The authors argue for a broad definition of inclusion, not limited to those with learning difficulties or impairment, but addressing factors affecting all members of the learning community. The book shows how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and exclusionary practices. This new and revised edition includes an increased focus on: - inclusion as a political issue - social class - poverty - children's rights - gay and lesbian parents and staff This text is essential for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and devleop their own inclusive practices. Cathy Nutbrown is Professor of Education and Director for Research at the University of Sheffield. Peter Clough is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield Frances Atherton is Head of Department of Early Childhood Studies, at the University of Chester.

Early Years Teaching and Learning

Author: Denise Reardon,Dilys Wilson,Dympna Fox Reed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147393446X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 6973

Covering all routes to early years teaching, this textbook provides students and practitioners with everything they need to know to achieve their Early Years qualification. Previously titled Achieving Early Years Professional Status, this fantastic new edition is completely revised to include guidance and advice for those studying: Early Years Teacher Status Teach First Early Years Early Years Educator Early Years PGCE With new case studies illustrating best practice this text is also essential for professionals working in Early Years Education, Children’s Centres and local authorities. Journal articles linked to each chapter are available at https://study.sagepub.com/education

A Student's Guide to Methodology

Justifying Enquiry

Author: Peter Clough,Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974222

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 1939

`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