Conducting Research in Early Childhood Education offers a balanced coverage of the methodologies most relevant in early childhood educational research, allowing readers to understand and compare different approaches that comprise the repertoire of contemporary researchers. Key issues are covered throughout, including developmentally appropriate practice while conducting research with young children, methods of data collection, and advice for writing effective research publications. This introductory textbook will guide readers through the fundamental components of conducting research with young children in an ethical, sophisticated manner.
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About the Author
Olivia N. Saracho is Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Table of Contents
Part I: Fundamental Components in Conducting Research 1. Historical Perspectives on Research in Early Childhood Education 2. Conducting Research in Early Childhood Education 3. Reviewing Literature as a Methodology Part II. Types of Research 4. Quantitative Research 5. Standardized Testing 6. Experimental 7. Correlational Research 8. Qualitative Research 9. Action research 10. Case study 11. Photographs 12. Mixed Methods Research Part III. Methods of Data Collection 13. Delphi Process 14. Observations 15. Interviews 16. Questionnaires 17. Rating Scales 18. Checklists Part IV. Research Ethics 18. Using young children as co-researchers 19. Using research methods and following ethics with young children Part V. Writing Research Publications 20. Quantitative method 21. Qualitative method 22.Mixed Methods Research