The art and science of doing qualitative research involving children is the subject of this book. Elizabeth Graue and Daniel Walsh discuss the research process, dealing succinctly with generic issues but emphasizing where work with children presents its own particular challenges. Part One looks across the research enterprise, conceptualizing it as an holistic activity. Part Two focuses on fieldwork, and the final part examines the interpretive and reporting aspects of qualitative research.
The Child as Object
The literature related to young children is filled with reports of studies in which children have been the objects of inquiry. Given the amount of work focused on children, it is surprising how little we know about their lives. Little if any attention is paid to the contexts in which children live. Where ...