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Discovering meanings in research with children

Guo, Karen Liang 2010, Discovering meanings in research with children, New Zealand research in early childhood education, vol. 13, pp. 101-111.

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Title Discovering meanings in research with children
Author(s) Guo, Karen Liang
Journal name New Zealand research in early childhood education
Volume number 13
Start page 101
End page 111
Total pages 11
Publisher Childforum Early Childhood Network New Zealand
Place of publication Wellington, N.Z.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1174-6122
Summary Drawing on a qualitative research study this paper explores the aspect of ascribing meanings in research. It presents an example of research with young children which illustrates a 'meaning-seeking' experience. Ascribing meaning is an external realisation of an inner thought, with the emphasis on the uniqueness of children's own voices and the researcher's commitment to seeking information from children's sociocultural contexts. A strong rationale for the importance of meaning in human experiences can be located in phenomenology. The idea of meaning as having its basis in social interactions has been manifested in the sociocultural paradigm. It is argued here that the phenomenological and sociocultural emphasis on 'meaning' as the core of life experiences constitutes a useful conceptual perspective which can guide research with children. This emphasis encourages researchers to explore research issues from research participants' perspectives, grasp their interpretive frame, and understand the meanings that participants bring to them. This in turn provides a means for reaching a profound understanding of human actions, experiences and existence.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2010, ChildForum
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072170

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Collection: School of Education
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