9780803972575

Studying Children in Context : Theories, Methods, and Ethics

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    9780803972575

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    0803972571

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-02-19
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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Summary

What is the world like for today's children? How do they construct meaning in it? Answering these key questions, Studying Children in Context explains the art and science of doing qualitative research involving children. Authors M. Elizabeth Graue and Daniel J. Walsh carefully discuss the research process, dealing succinctly with generic research issues yet emphasizing where work with children presents its own particular challenges. They look across the research enterprise in the first part of the book, conceptualizing it as a holistic activity. They next focus on fieldwork, and in the final section examine the interpreting and reporting aspects of qualitative research. In addition to presenting their own considerable experiences in fieldwork with children, Graue and Walsh also present the contributions of numerous researchers with their own insights on key issues. Studying Children in Context will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of teachers and researchers interested in qualitative research methods in general and in doing fieldwork with children in particular.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Child as Objectp. 1
Interpretive Sciencep. 16
Theory as Contextp. 24
Case Study: Some Personal Reflections on the Role of Theory in My Workp. 49
Ethics: Being Fairp. 55
Case Study: Webs of Trust and Deceptionp. 62
Researcher Role as Contextp. 70
Case Study: Our Reflection on a Collaborative Research Experiencep. 83
Generating Datap. 91
Constructing a Data Recordp. 129
Case Study: Getting into the Peer Social Worlds of Young Childrenp. 146
Interpretation in Contextp. 158
Case Study: Making Sense in Children's Worlds: The Meaning of Tina and the Weeping Superheroesp. 192
Writing as Contextp. 207
Case Study: Writing Short Storiesp. 228
Conclusionp. 239
Referencesp. 250
Indexp. 258
About the Authorsp. 267
About the Contributorsp. 269
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