Early Childhood Qualitative Research

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-11-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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How can qualitative researchers make the case for the value of their work in a climate that emphasizes so-called "scientifically-based research?" What is the future of qualitative research when such approaches do not meet the narrow criteria being raised as the standard? In this timely collection, editor J. Amos Hatch and contributors argue that the best argument for the efficacy of qualitative studies in early childhood is the new generation of high quality qualitative work. This collection brings together studies and essays that represent the best work being done in early child hood qualitative studies, descriptions of a variety of research methods, and discussions of important issues related to doing early childhood qualitative research in the early 21st century. Taking a unique re-conceptualist point of view, the collection includes materials spanning the full range of early childhood settings and provides cutting edge views by leading educators of new methods and perspectives.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction ix
Introduction 1(6)
J. Amos Hatch
Back to Modernity? Early Childhood Qualitative Research in the 21st Century
J. Amos Hatch
Part I Qualitative Methodologies in Early Childhood Settings
Hermeneutic Text Analysis of Play: Exploring Meaningful Early Childhood Classroom Events
Stuart Reifel
Using Digital Video in Field-Based Research With Children: A Primer
Daniel J. Walsh
Nesrin Bakir
Tony Byungho Lee
Ya-Hui Chung
Kayoun Chung
The Potential of Focus Groups to Inform Early Childhood Policy and Practice
Sharon Ryan
Carrie Lobman
Wanderings: Doing Historical Research on Early Childhood Education
Janice A. Jipson
Action Research in Early Childhood Contexts
Frances O'Connell Rust
Critical Pedagogy and Qualitative Inquiry: Lessons From Working With Refugee Families
Elizabeth P. Quintero
Part II Issues in Early Childhood Qualitative Research
Surviving a Methodological Crisis: Strategies for Salvaging Your Classroom-Based Research When Things Go Wrong in the Field
Lisa S. Goldstein
Never Certain: Research Predicaments in the Everyday World of Schools
Susan Grieshaber
Researching With Children: The Challenges and Possibilities for Building ``Child Friendly'' Research
Glenda MacNaughton
Kylie Smith
Karina Davis
Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Beth Blue Swadener
Kagendo Mutua
Who Chooses What Research Methodology?
Jeanette Rhedding-Jones
Assessing the Quality of Early Childhood Qualitative Research
J. Amos Hatch
Contributors 245(4)
Index 249

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