Researching Children's Experience: Approaches and Methods
This book aims at examining the theoretical and ethical issues that aries in researching children's experience. It provides examples of how researchers from a variety of social science perspectives have set about carrying out research into children's experiences.
How should the researcher approach the sensitive subject of the child? What are the ethical issues involved in researching children's experiences? In essays written by a collection of key international authors, Researching Children's Experience addresses these questions, and examines up-to-date methodological and conceptual approaches to researching children. This book serves as a practical, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary guide for advanced students and researchers exploring a range of studies, and the theoretical and ethical motivations behind them.
The book is divided into three coherent sections:
Conceptual, methodological and ethical issues in researching children's experiences
Methods for conducting research with children
The generation and analysis of text
Researching Children's Experience provides examples of how researchers from a variety of social science perspectives have set about carrying out research into children's experience. Useful to students embarking on a research project, and to experienced researchers wishing to explore new methods, Greene and Hogan's book is an essential addition to anyone doing research on children. It will be especially useful to those in developmental psychology, education, nursing and other disciplines interested in studying children's experience.
Researching Children's Experience: Approaches and Methods was edited by Sheila Greene and Diane Hogan and published by Sage in 2005. More information about the publication can be found on the web site of SAGE.
Sheila Greene is the Director of the Children's Research Centre at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, a Key Institution of the Childwatch International Research Network.