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.

Constructing a Data Record

Constructing a data record

Our experience is that beginning researchers gain data generation skills rapidly. Learning to transform data into a workable data record occurs more slowly.

Generating data is challenging, but fieldwork, “being there,” soon becomes enjoyable, exciting, even addictive. There is often a hospitable place. I certainly find it more enjoyable than being here in my ...

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