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Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide Paperback – 18 Mar 2005

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (18 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141290112X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412901123
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.9 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`This book provides an excellent foundation for anyone about to begin a small-scale research project for a diploma or first degree, not only in early years education, but in any educational phase. As its subtitle suggests, it is a step-by-step guide but it goes beyond this in the issues it tackles in several chapters, as well as being a valuable source of information including a glossary of research terminology, and an annotated list of early years journals. It has several strengths, in particular the 'personal research stories' which show the reader how several of the author's students tackled each stage of the research process. A second strength is the use of numerous thought provoking and pertinent activities throughout each chapter which encourage 'interaction' with the text. Guy Roberts-Holmes' accessible book should be on every reading list for people doing their undergraduate dissertations, or about to begin action research or small-scale research projects with children' - Early Years

'The book is written with a keen sensitivity to the needs of the novice researcher in ECEC, managing to demystify the concept of research without degrading it. Reading the excellent guidance on formulating a research question brought back for me the excitement of discovering that a simple, pared down question can yield big and complex answers. Magic! Case-study material from the work of students lends transparency to the discussion and makes real the research experience' - British Association for Early Childhood Education

`I found the case studies and activities extremely valuable as they acted as prompts and helped me to focus on particular stages of my study. The author understands the complexities that face research students, and highlights the important issues of methodology and ethics surrounding a childhood study. It's definitely a must for anyone undertaking research of the kind' - Nursery World

`Doing Your Early Years Research Project is an ideal resource to help you through from start to finish. It will help students doing Early Childhood Studies Degree, Teacher Education, Nursing, Social Sciences and a range or CACHE awards' - Nursery Education

'This is an excellent resource for all those undertaking research in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care. It will be particularly valuable for students on Early Childhood Studies Degree Courses! Guy Roberts-Holmes has succeeded in writing a book which, in addition to offering valuable practical advice, is rigorous, supportive and encouraging to all those undertaking research with young children and their families' - Lesley Abbott, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Centre for Multi-Professional Research in the Early Years, Manchester Metropolitan University

About the Author

In the 1980s and 1990s, Guy Roberts-Holmes worked as one of a handful of male nursery and reception teachers in inner London primary schools. Guy thoroughly enjoyed this challenging experience and was eager for more insight into the wider context of early years education, and so completed a Master’s degree at King’s College, London. Guy then worked in The Gambia, West Africa, for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and as a lecturer at The University of The Gambia. Whilst in The Gambia, he carried out an ethnography of a nursery and primary school, leading to a PhD at the University of Nottingham. Guy is the Programme Leader for the internationally renowned MA Early Years Education at the University College London, Institute of Education. His research interests include early years policy sociology, assessment, and the professionalisation of the early years workforce.

Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.


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