Research with Children: Perspectives and Practices

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Pia Christensen, Allison James
Routledge, Jan 12, 2017 - Education - 240 pages

The entirely revised third edition of Research with Children forms a unique resource book on the methodology of childhood research with a core emphasis on theory driven practices. As in the previous two editions, this edition presents particular standpoints in the field, whilst also reflecting the latest developments in the now well-established interdisciplinary field of childhood studies.

A rich collection of contributions from leading researchers across a range of disciplinary backgrounds, research practices and theoretical perspectives discuss central questions of epistemology and methodology, demonstrating the links between theory and practice. This edition includes exciting new chapters on:

    • Internet-based research and contemporary technology,
    • Family based research,
    • Children as researchers,
    • Participatory research in the global context,
    • New directions for childhood research.

Both theoretical and practical questions are set out in a well-argued fashion that enables easier navigation through the various complexities of the epistemological and methodological questions arising in contemporary research practices with children. As such, this text will appeal to both the newcomer to childhood studies and to experienced researchers in the field. With fully updated chapters, new material and a revised, clearer structure, this new edition will be a valuable resource for researchers working with children.



List of contributors
Macroanalysis of childhood
Researching children and childhood in the digital
Using visual and digital research methods with young children
Researching childrens complex family lives and respecting intergenerational
Race gender and critical reflexivity in research with young children
And hearing them
Children as researchers

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About the author (2017)

Pia Christensen is Professor of Anthropology and Childhood Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. She is Director of Childhood Studies and, as a leading ethnographer in the field, she has published widely.

Allison James is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK.She has researched extensively in children’s culture.

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