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How to Study Children. Methodological Solutions of Childhood Research

8.10.2013

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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