"Making Research Work" demonstrates how research can be fostered
and applied more effectively to child care policy and practice.
Drawing on a wealth of experience, current literature and
government documents, the contributors present a comprehensive
discussion of key contemporary issues relating to child care
research. Recommendations are given for recognising and responding
to both the fundamental and the specialist issues that challenge
the various stages of the research process. Practical guidelines
are given for
- undertaking single-case design research
- appraising current child care literature and official
- accessing hidden or hard-to-reach populations
- establishing a research centre
- preparing a research proposal to submit to a funding body
- commissioning and funding research
This books practical approach and unique focus will appeal to
practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students seeking to
understand and enhance the relationship of research to policy and
practice in the child care context.
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