Quantitative designs and statistical analysis

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Abstract

Doing Early Childhood Research demystifies the research process. An international team of experienced researchers shows how to select methods which are appropriate for working with young children in early childhood settings or at home. They provide a thorough introduction to the most common research methods used in the early childhood context. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of much early childhood research, they cover a wide range of conventional and newer methods including observation, small surveys, interviews with adults and children, action research, ethnography and quasi-experimental approaches. They explain clearly how to set up research projects which are theoretically grounded, well-designed, rigorously analysed, feasible and ethically based. Each chapter is illustrated with examples. Widely used by early childhood researchers in many countries, this second edition of Doing Early Childhood Research has been fully revised. It includes new chapters on beginning research, mixed methods research, interviewing children, and working with Indigenous children, and also new case study chapters. It is essential reading for novice, initial career and experienced researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing early childhood research
Subtitle of host publicationInternational perspectives in theory and practice
EditorsS Rolfe G MacNaughton, I Siraj-Blatchford I Siraj- Siraj-Blatchford
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Pages127-154
Number of pages28
Edition2nd / 8
ISBN (Print)9781742370699
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Harrison, L. (2010). Quantitative designs and statistical analysis. In S. R. G. MacNaughton, & I. S-B. I. S. Siraj-Blatchford (Eds.), Doing early childhood research: International perspectives in theory and practice (2nd / 8 ed., pp. 127-154). Allen & Unwin.