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1st Edition

Research in the Early Years
A step-by-step guide

ISBN 9781408254073
Published May 11, 2012 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

This new text is the only resource out there to address the needs of today’s 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.

Table of Contents

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'

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Jarvis, Pam; George, Jane; Holland, Wendy; Newman, Stephen