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How to Study Children. Methodological Solutions of Childhood Research

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What is child or childhood research, and what makes it so special?

This book introduces child research starting from the definition and fundamental ethical questions all the way to a variety of methodological solutions. The leading thought of this book is to consider children as active and capable research subjects.

The purpose of this book is to provide hands-on examples and serve as a methodological text book and inspiration to educators, students, and researchers in the field of child research.

 

Contents:

Forewords

Publication Details of Articles

1 CHILDHOOD AS A RESEARCH TARGET

Many Dimensions of Child Research
Satu Uusiautti & Kaarina Määttä

2 ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILD RESEARCH

How to ensure Ethicality of Action Research in the Classroom?
Eeva-Liisa Peltokorpi, Kaarina Määttä, & Satu Uusiautti

Using Children as Research Subjects: How to Interview a Child aged 5 to 7 Years
Taina Kyrönlampi & Kaarina Määttä

3 CHILDREN TALKING ABOUT THEIR LIVES

Narrative Research

“Virtuoso Ideal Daddy” – Finnish Children’s Perceptions of Good Fatherhood
Riika Hietanen, Kaarina Määttä, & Satu Uusiautti

The Other Side of Well-being – What Makes a Young Woman become an Anorectic?
Marika Savukoski, Kaarina Määttä, & Satu Uusiautti

Phenomenographic Research

Children’s Opinions about Learning to Read
Kaisa Kiiveri & Kaarina Määttä

The Challenges of Health Education: Finnish Students’ Perceptions of How to Cherish Health
Maija Rask, Kaarina Määttä, & Satu Uusiautti

Discourse Analysis
“What Constitutes the Pre-school Curricula”? Discourses of Core Curricula for Pre-school Education in Finland in 19722000
Tuija A. Turunen & Kaarina Määttä

Peace to learn  A Discourse Analysis of Pupils’ Perceptions
Erja Paaso, Satu Uusiautti, & Kaarina Määttä

4 CHILDREN ACTING

Action Research

Children as Teacher-Researcher´s Research Partners – Action Research in the Classroom
Eeva-Liisa Peltokorpi, Kaarina Määttä, & Satu Uusiautti

Toward a Theoretical Model of Inclusive Teaching Strategies – An Action Research in an Inclusive Elementary Class
Suvi Lakkala & Kaarina Määttä

Ethnographic Research

Alone and in a Group – An Ethnographic Research on Autistic Children’s Play
Seija Kangas, Kaarina Määttä, & Satu Uusiautti

Ten Theses of the Joy of Learning in Primary Schools
Taina Rantala & Kaarina Määttä

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