This book aims to introduce students and early career researchers in the field of early childhood to research methodology, methods and design using an alternative approach as the authors present key issues about research “like a mentor or a friend”. The book has ten chapters and, although there are already a number of books on research methodologies, methods and design, this book is indeed offering a creative and critical approach through the topics addressed in the chapters. What makes the book stand out from others in the field is the use of case studies and research examples drawn from the wealth of experience of the authors. As they state in the beginning of the book their aim is to become a companion friend to all embarking on research in the field of early childhood, and this aim is successfully achieved throughout the book.
Review: Research in Early Childhood, by A. Nolan, K. Macfarlane and J. Cartmel
Palaiologou, I. (2013) Review of Research in Early Childhood, by A. Nolan, K. Macfarlane and J. Cartmel. Educationalfutures, [online] Vol. 1(6). Available at: http://educationstudies.org.uk/?p=1119