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The Mosaic Approach and research with young children

Clark, Alison (2004). The Mosaic Approach and research with young children. In: Lewis, Vicky; Kellett, Mary; Robinson, Chris; Fraser, Sandy and Ding, Sharon eds. The Reality of Research with Children and Young People. London, UK: Sage, pp. 142–161.

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Abstract

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
· 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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7619-4378-1, 978-0-7619-4378-5
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Health and Social Care > Social Work
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 17080
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2009 08:54
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17080
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