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.
Researcher Role as Context
Much of my work in classrooms, as a researcher, has put me in the role of teacher aide. As a former kindergarten teacher, I knew that I would not be able to sit in the back of the classroom taking notes—I was itching to interact with children. A number of issues shaped this decision. I felt that the ...