Equity and research design

Grieshaber, Susan J. (2010) Equity and research design. In MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, S.A., & Siraj-Blatchford , I. (Eds.) Doing Early Childhood Research : International Perspectives on Theory And Practice (2nd.). Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales, pp. 177-191.

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This chapter recognizes that research is a cultural invention and explains why. It discusses what equity, research and research design mean, and suggests that the concept of equity is enriched considerably when ideas from Indigenous, critical and politically committed research traditions are involved in research design. When research design and the processes of research are guided by principles of equity, several issues warrant investigation. These include power relations, deficit models of research, homogeneity and reflexivity. Research design that is informed by principles of equity is explicit in its political purpose of seeking socially just outcomes for the short and long term.

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ID Code: 38149
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: early childhood research, HERN
ISBN: 9781742370699
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Allen and Unwin
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2010 22:32
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:59

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