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.

Generating Data

Generating data

Kurt, hang around with people who are smarter than you. In your case, that should be easy.

—Kurt Vonnegut's father

Think about research with kids as a disciplined and systematic form of hanging around with kids who are smarter about their world than you are. This chapter addresses what to do while hanging around.

As noted earlier, we prefer generating data ...

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