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Researching Families and Children free pdf Researching Families and Children: Culturally Appropriate Methods highlights methodological issues that arise while conducting research on human development in India. This compilation deals with the dynamics of transacting research in the field, instead of providing formalized instructions on how to conduct research. This set of essays thus scores over most other books on research methodology in this regard. Dwelling on authentic encounters in the field, the authors articulate the various processes of interaction, while providing transparency in procedure and practicality in approach. A significant aspect of the collection is the inclusion of the perspectives of the participants in research studies. The people studied are seen as partners in the creation of knowledge, without whose active involvement the studies would be inadequate. With a view to demystifying research methods and engaging the reader, the narrative uses the tropes from the world of Indian theatre of the traditional Sutradhaar (Master of Ceremonies) and Vidushak (Jester). This strategy infuses a lighter note and serves to round-off each essay succinctly. Researchers and academicians working in the fields of human development, psychology, social work and related disciplines, will welcome this work as it validates indigenous qualitative research.

About S. Anandalakshmy

S. Anandalakshmy after studying Economics at Madras University, got a master's degree in Child Development and Education from Bryn Mawr College and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her career began with running an innovative school in Chennai. She then moved to Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, where she developed and set up a master's degree course in Child Development. During this period, she served in an advisory capacity to the UNICEF, Ministry of HRD, and academic institutions In India. She visited Universities in the US at the invitation of the Asia Society and spent two summers at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Edinburgh and a three-month stint at the Maison des Science de l'homme in Paris. For over seven years, she served as Director of the Lady Irwin College, while also attending international seminars and conferences and maintaining contact with NGO, the Mobile Creches and other child-related organizations. Her research has been in the area of the Girl Child, Cognitive Development in early childhood and Socialization. She edited a book for SAGE, along with two colleagues, on the theme of qualitative research methods. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Barefoot College, Tilonia, Volontariat in Pondicherry and Bala Mandir in Chennai. She worked with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, helping assess and monitor child care work in SEWA, Ahmedabad. In the course of assisting the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in Tamil Nadu, she made two short documentaries on the innovative methods (ABL and ALM) in Tamil Nadu schools. Nandita Chaudhary is presently working as Reader at the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She has a Ph.D. from University of Delhi and has been a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. She has written several journal articles and chapters in books, and is actively involved with crosscultural research and publication projects. She has authored Listening to Culture published by SAGE, New Delhi in 2004, and is Associate editor of the SAGE journal Culture and Psychology, and consultant editor for the SAGE journal Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Neerja Sharma is Reader at the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She obtained her Ph.D. and earlier degrees at the same institution, and has continued to teach, research and publish in the areas of childhood disability, adolescence, education and research methods. Apart from publishing several research papers and book chapters, she has authored three books: Understanding Adolescence, Identity of the Adolescent Girl and Evaluating Children in Primary Education. She is an advisor to Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (RAK) Child Study Centre (ECCE), Pratham (elementary education), Snehi (mental health), Karuna Vihar (disability) and Springdales School (inclusion).

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Author : S. Anandalakshmy
Publisher : SAGE India
Data Published : 16 September 2008
ISBN : 8132100549
EAN : 9788132100546
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 252 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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