Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education

Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education

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What are the fundamental elements of good quantitative and qualitative research? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each approach? What does research offer early childhood education? Are quantitative and qualitative approaches compatible? This book presents the research process and its components in a straightforward, easily accessible manner. Using real examples from early childhood education, authors William L. Goodwin and Laura D. Goodwin qbring to lifeq for the first time the various methods of research and how they may be studied and applied. They explore the major aspects of both quantitative and qualitative paradigms and techniques, stressing the compatibility and complementary nature of the two approaches that are so often seen as mutually exclusive if not downright contradictory.If an interview schedule includes rating scales, ranking questions, or other questions that can be numerically ... Interviewers are instructed not to improvise, suggest an answer, deviate from the set sequencing of questions, give lengthyanbsp;...


Title:Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education
Author: William Lawrence Goodwin, Laura D. Goodwin
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 1996-01-01
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