Author(s): Caron Carter
This title guides education and childhood studies students through the process of conceiving, developing and completing their final year dissertations. Whether looking for guidance on the whole process, needing help with conducting a literature review or interpreting your quantitative and qualitative data, this accessible and empowering guide will take you through the dissertation process and provide all the information you need to make the most of this opportunity. Summaries and key points ensure you can find the information you're looking for quickly and reflective questions encourage you to engage with the process. This is the essential guide for all undergraduate researchers starting a dissertation project in an Education department.
'Written specifically for undergraduate Education students this book takes those working on their dissertations through all of the necessary steps required to create a successful piece of research. This text charts the process methodically and logically from the beginning conceptual phases right through to method, ethical concerns, data collection and analysis, and finally putting it all together. Essential reading for student researchers.'Tim Loreman, Professor of Education, Concordia University College of Alberta, Canada
Caron Carter is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Pam Dewis is a Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Janet Kay is a Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Jonathan Wainwright is Senior Lecturer in Education, Childhood and Inclusion at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Mark O'Hara is Head of Student Experience in the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Acknowledgements; Preface; How to Use This Book; 1. An Introduction to the Process of Enquiry and Research; 2. Choosing Your Research Question and Getting Organised; 3. Doing Your Literature Review; 4. Research Methodologies; 5. Adopting an Ethical Approach to Your Research; 6. Data Collection Using Quantitative Methods; 7. Data Collection Using Qualitative Methods; 8. Data Analysis; 9. Writing Your Dissertation; References; Index.