This new text is the only resource out there to address the needs of todays early years students/trainees and support them through every stage of the early years research process.
Research in the Early Years contains case study material in the form of four fictional students experiences, which run through the book. Readers follow these example students through their dissertation module as they address common problems, issues and pitfalls.
Clear explanations and a step-by-step approach are balanced with sufficient depth and rigour to challenge those on undergraduate courses or following graduate programmes such as EYPS.
Chapter 1 Planning and preparation: your Early Years research project
Chapter 2 Reading for research: efficient use of your access to an academic library
Chapter 3 The literarture review and sectioning the project write-up
Chapter 4 Introduction to methodology
Chapter 5 Observation-based research in the Early Years
Chapter 6 Putting research methods into action
Chapter 7 Presenting your data
Chapter 8 Discussing and concluding: placing your findings within the frame of Early Years research
Chapter 9 Presentation of report: gaining marks for 'readability'