Doing Research with Children
A Practical Guide
- Anne D Greig - University of Strathclyde, UK
- Jayne Taylor - West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust
- Tommy MacKay - Psychology Consultancy Services and University of Strathclyde
Educational Research Methods | Research Methods (General) | Research Methods in Psychology
Divided into three sections, the new edition covers:
-the main theories and approaches of research with children and young people
-expanded guidance on research ethics
-techniques for conducting both qualitative and quantitative research
-more on analysing your research
-a brand new chapter on communicating your research findings.
This is a must-have guide for students and practitioners who are engaging in research with children and young people.
'This is a much needed, important and thorough book on doing research with (rather than to) children. Such research requires very careful consideration, thinking and planning - all of which will be helped directly by this book.
The authors bring together different professional perspectives, and offer very practical help and guidance, with clear examples. Built upon evidence, theory and most importantly, direct experience, this updated book will be of value to anyone thinking about research with children, and particularly those carrying out such research projects for the first time' -
Irvine S. Gersch
Professor in Educational and Child Psychology, University of East London
'The authors are well qualified to set out the political and ethical issues regarding research with children and young people, arguing that it is a process done 'with' and not done 'to' them. This book is value for money, being useful for educational research up to Level 7 (Master’s Degree) across all educational sectors, early years to Further and Higher Education'
Very useful for our Children and Young People dissertation students who are conducting primary research.
This is an easy to read text for anyone wanting to understand the basic principles of the research process and how this applies to children. There are plenty of contextual examples that are described in stages to aid understanding and support learning. I highly recommend this research text the student and qualified children’s nurses.
the section on the ethics of doing research with children and young people is exhaustive but not pedantic, and I believe it can be use within undergraduate research projects
Doing research with children as active participants and not just doing research about children is one of the great challenges of our time. This book addresses the main theories, research ethics and different techniques in an excellent way. It will especially be very helpful for researchers who want to conduct research with children for the first time. It gives a clear picture of designing such research, illustrated with good practical examples.
Useful book for undergraduate early years students
This is a good resource with a comprehensive introduction and step by step guide for those thinking about about conducting research with children.
The author has included a range of examples and templates to assist new researchers.
I have recommended this book to level 5 Early Years students who are embarking on research for the first time. It explains the different methods for qualitative and quantitative research, how to analyse data, explores ethics and why theory is important in an early years research project.
This is a superb textbook! What I really love about it is that it is grounded in an understanding of educational psychology theories and the role of philosophical assumptions in research (which few books and courses emphasise enough). Also great to have information about all the stages of designing a child-oriented research project, with concrete examples, as well as great advice on ethics and dissemination. A clear, accessible and highly-informative text authored by experienced practitioners with strong empathy for the children. Highly recommended!