Using children's drawings as a source of data in research

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Abstract

The handbook of research methods in early childhood education brings together in one source research techniques that researchers can use to collect data for studies that contribute to the knowledge in early childhood education. To conduct valid and reliable studies, researchers need to be knowledgeable about numerous research methodologies.The Handbook primarily addresses the researchers, scholars, and graduate or advanced undergraduate students who are preparing to conduct research in early childhood education. It provides them with the intellectual resources that will help them join the cadre of early childhood education researchers and scholars. The purpose of the Handbook is to prepare and guide researchers to achieve a high level of competence and sophistication, to avoid past mistakes, and to benefit from the best researchers in the field. This Handbook is also useful to university professors who conduct research and prepare student researchers in early childhood education. It aims to improve the researchers' conceptual and methodological abilities in early childhood education. Thus, the Handbook can be used as a guide that focuses on important contemporary research methodologies in early childhood education and describes them to offer researchers the necessary information to use these methodologies appropriately.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research methods in early childhood education
Subtitle of host publicationReview of research methodologies
EditorsOlivia N Saracho
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherInformation Age Publishing
Chapter15
Pages433-472
Number of pages40
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781623966157
ISBN (Print)9781623966133
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Harrison, L. J. (2014). Using children's drawings as a source of data in research. In O. N. Saracho (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Review of research methodologies (Vol. 2, pp. 433-472). Information Age Publishing.