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Book review: Practical Research with Children


Practical Research with Children

Jess Prior and Jo Van Herwegen | Routledge | £31.99 | 309pp | ISBN: 9781138937895

This book, edited by two UK-based psychologists but with contributions by education and psychology experts, has three distinct methodological sections: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches.

The inclusion of a mixed methods section for research with children makes the text especially current.

Given the backgrounds of editors and contributors, it is unsurprising that this text has a psychological flavour, and the chapters concerning quantitative research methods would be of particular interest to students of child psychology.

However, many chapters in all three sections of the book would be of value to all of those researching with children.

One chapter based on personal research experience offers good advice on how to construct conversations with young children and to address research


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