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The reality of research with children and young people
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London : Sage Publications Ltd., 2004
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x, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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PSZ JB 30000010234114 HQ767.85 R42 2004 Open Access Book Book

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The Reality of Research with Children and Young People illustrates the process of carrying out research through thirteen 'research stories.' Each story includes a piece of published research accompanied by a commentary from the author of the research explaining the origins of the research; how research questions were formed; factors influencing the choice of methodology and data collection techniques; problems that arose and how these were dealt with; and personal reflections on the project. The research examples included in this volume have been carefully selected to demonstrate the reality of researching with children from pre-school age to late adolescence. They reflect the different traditions and variety of methods of collecting data, including interview, evaluation, ethnography, experiment, survey, case study, questionnaire, longitudinal, and standardised assessment. The Reality of Research with Children Young People provides valuable insights into the process of research for students and professionals in a range of fields including education, health, welfare, childhood and youth studies, psychology, and sociology.

Table of Contents

The Reality of ResearchVicky Lewis
An Introduction
'I Forgot the Sky!'Elizabeth Coates
Children's Stories Contained Within Their Drawings
Author Commentary: Elizabeth Coates
How do Deaf Infants Attain First Signs?Wataru Takei
Author Commentary: Wataru Takei
Social Cognition and BullyingJon Sutton and Peter Smith and John Swettenham
Social Inadequacy or Skilled Manipulation?
Author Commentary: Jon Sutton
Children's Experiences of Short-Term AccommodationJane Aldgate and Marie Bradley
Author Commentary: Jane Aldgate
Negotiating AutonomySamantha Punch
Children's Use of Time and Space in Rural Bolivia
Author Commentary: Samantha Punch
Multiple Risk Behaviour and InjuryWill Pickett et al
An International Analysis of Young People
Author Commentary: Will Pickett
The Mosaic Approach and Research with Young ChildrenAlison Clark
Author Commentary: Alison Clark
Making progress?Marina Monteith
The Transition to Adulthood for Disabled Young People in Northern Ireland
Author Commentary: Marina Monteith
Improving Pedestrian Road Safety among AdolescentsDaphne Evans and Paul Norman
An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour
Author Commentary: Daphne Evans
Young Black People Leaving CareLynda Ince
Author Commentary: Lynda Ince
Flexible IdentitiesNaz Rassool
Exploring Race and Gender Issues Amongst a Group of Immigrant Pupils in an Inner-City Comprehensive School
Author commentary: Naz Rassool
Gender PlayBarrie Thorne
Girls and Boys in School
Author Commentary: Barrie Thorne
Children in South Africa Can Make a DifferenceDev Griesel and Jill Swart-Kruger and Louise Chawla
An Assessment of 'Growing Up in Cities' in Johannesburg
Author Commentary: Dev Griesel