eBook The SAGE Handbook of Child Research, 1st Edition

  • Gary B. Melton
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1446294765
  • ISBN-13: 9781446294765
  • DDC: 305.23
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 672 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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In keeping with global changes in children’s social and legal status, this Handbook includes examination of children as family members, friends, learners, consumers, people of faith, and participants in law and politics. The contributors also discuss the methodological and ethical requirements for research that occurs in natural settings and that enables children themselves to describe their perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
1: The Nature and Scope of Child Research: Learning about Children’s Lives.
2: Setting-Specific Issues in Child Research.
3: The Settings of Childhood.
4: Childhood as a Legal Status.
5: Children as Political Actors.
6: Children, Religion, and Spiritual Development: Reframing a Research Agenda.
7: Children as Patients.
8: Children as Consumers.
9: Young Children as Learners.
10: Children as Family Members.
11: Children as Friends.
12: Population-Specific Issues in Child Research.
13: Children in Exceptional Circumstances.
14: Research on Ethnic Minority Children: A Tale of Risk and Resilience.
15: Sexual Minority Youth and Youth with Sexual Minority Parents.
16: Children Who Have Disabilities.
17: Youth Who Have Broken the Law.
18: Children as Witnesses.
19: Child Maltreatment and Bullying.
20: Children Living Away from Home.
21: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Displaced Persons: Children in Precarious Positions.
22: Methods in Research on Children and Childhood.
23: Challenges and Innovations in Research on Childhood.
24: Interviewing Children: A Primer.
25: Children as Self-Informants in Longitudinal Studies: Substantive Findings and Methodological Issues.
26: Use of Administrative Data in Childhood Research.
27: Children Taking Photos and Photographs: A Route to Children’s Involvement and Participation and a ‘Bridge’ to Exploring Children’s Everyday Lives.
28: Time-Use Studies.
29: Parents’ Reports about Their Children’s Lives.
30: Adults’ Memories of Their Own Childhoods.
31: School-Aged Children as Sources of Information about Their Lives.
32: Infants and Young Children as Sources of Information about Their Own Lives: Methodology and Findings.
33: Children as Researchers: We Have a Lot to Learn.
Name Index.
Subject Index.