Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies: A step-by-step guide

Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies: A step-by-step guide

a step-by-step guide

by Glenda MacNaughton and Patrick Hughes

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2008

RRP  $67.95 $62.75
This item qualifies for FREE delivery
"This is a very useful and practical resource that will help the reader create the structured approach essential to any successful action research project."
Early Years Update

Are you worried about doing your early years action research project?Does the thought of choosing the right research question feel daunting?Are you concerned about the challenges you might face?
If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you!Written in a lively and accessible style, this is the essential step-by-step guide to conducting your own action research project. The book introduces and evaluates different approaches to action research and explores how they can be applied in early childhood settings to create positive change and to improve practice.Using varied illustrations and case studies of contemporary projects in diverse early childhood contexts, the book addresses specific issues and challenges that you might face when conducting action research in such settings.Each chapter offers gentle guidance and support at a specific stage of the research process, from choosing your initial topic to formulating your research question, through to sharing the lessons of your project.The book's key features include:

16 'Steps' that walk you through the process of conducting your action research projectReferences to real life research projects to illustrate key ideas, themes, practices and debatesAdvice on creating an action research journal, with sample extracts'Thinking Boxes' in each chapter to encourage you to review and reflect on the chapter's contents as you plan your research projectChecklists in each chapter of key concepts, processes and themes, together with further resources
The authors explore some difficult issues associated with action research, including ethics, rigour, validity, critical reflection, and social and professional change. They show that there is more than one 'right' way to perform an action research project and advise you how to choose an approach that is appropriate for your particular interests and circumstances.Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies is an essential resource for students and practitioners of early childhood studies.
ISBN:
9780335228621
9780335228621
Category:
Age groups: children
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Open University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
231x154x15mm
Weight:
0kg

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 10 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro  2 working days

NSW Metro  2 working days

NSW Rural  2 - 3 working days

NSW Remote  2 - 5 working days

NT Metro  3 - 6 working days

NT Remote  4 - 10 working days

QLD Metro  2 - 4 working days

QLD Rural  2 - 5 working days

QLD Remote  2 - 7 working days

SA Metro  2 - 5 working days

SA Rural  3 - 6 working days

SA Remote  3 - 7 working days

TAS Metro  3 - 6 working days

TAS Rural  3 - 6 working days

VIC Metro  2 - 3 working days

VIC Rural  2 - 4 working days

VIC Remote  2 - 5 working days

WA Metro  3 - 6 working days

WA Rural  4 - 8 working days

WA Remote  4 - 12 working days

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies: A step-by-step guide.