Description - Researching Children's Experiences by Melissa Freeman
This accessible book presents approaches to planning, carrying out, and analyzing research projects with children and youth from a social constructivist perspective. Rich, contextualized examples illustrate how to elicit and understand the lived experiences of diverse young people. Data collection methods discussed in-depth include drawing, photography, the Internet, games, interviewing, focus groups, journaling, and observation. Also covered are strategies for fostering the active contributions of children in the research process; navigating consent and ethical issues; enlisting the support of parents, school personnel, and other gatekeepers; and interpreting data. Throughout, the authors emphasize the need to attend to the social setting in which research with children is done. End-of-chapter questions and exercises encourage readers to reflect on taken-for-granted conceptions of children and childhood and to try out the book's ideas in their own research projects.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Melissa Freeman
Melissa Freeman, College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA; and Sandra Mathison, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada