Studying Children in Context: Theories, Methods, and Ethics

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SAGE, Feb 19, 1998 - Psychology - 270 pages
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What is the world like for today∆s children? How do they construct meaning in it? Answering these key questions, Studying Children in Context explains the art and science of doing qualitative research involving children. Authors M. Elizabeth Graue and Daniel J. Walsh carefully discuss the research process, dealing succinctly with generic research issues yet emphasizing where work with children presents its own particular challenges. They look across the research enterprise in the first part of the book, conceptualizing it as a holistic activity. They next focus on fieldwork, and in the final section examine the interpreting and reporting aspects of qualitative research. In addition to presenting their own considerable experiences in fieldwork with children, Graue and Walsh also present the contributions of numerous researchers with their own insights on key issues. Studying Children in Context will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of teachers and researchers interested in qualitative research methods in general and in doing fieldwork with children in particular.
 

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Contents

The Child as Object
1
Interpretive Science
16
Theory as Context
24
Being Fair
55
Researcher Role as Context
70
Generating Data
91
Constructing a Data Record
129
Interpretation in Context
158
Appendix
201
Writing as Context
207
Conclusion
239
References
250
Index
258
About the Authors
267
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