Research Guide For Studies In Infancy And Childhood

Hardcover | December 1, 1988

byEnid E. Haag

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This unique research tool will lead researchers and practitioners to published materials and documents that can provide answers needed for making informed decisions regarding issues related to today's children. Comprised of approximately 1,400 entries, this guide reflects an interdisciplinary approach citing sources from the fields of psychology, education, sociology, medicine, law, home economics, and the arts. Chapter 12, with its focus on creativity, is unique in its coverage of drama, dance, art, and music. The bibliography of music resources by Marian Ritter is the first of its kind. Appropriate for a wide range of users, this book is designed for students just beginning to seek answers to questions concerning children, as well as professionals with years of experience in dealing with childhood problems. It will also be helpful for those wishing to learn about using databases in the literature searching process. A carefully organized table of contents and complete subject index allow for ease of entry location.

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This unique research tool will lead researchers and practitioners to published materials and documents that can provide answers needed for making informed decisions regarding issues related to today's children. Comprised of approximately 1,400 entries, this guide reflects an interdisciplinary approach citing sources from the fields of ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:444 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1988Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313247633

ISBN - 13:9780313247637

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?The heart of this book is Section 2: specialized subject bibliographies on families; child care; communication; cognition; behavior social/cultural, physical, and atypical development; and creativity area further divided by subtopics (e.g., Adoption, ' Child Abuse, ' Siblings' are three of the dozen subsections under Families'). The approach is cross-disciplinary, with emphasis on social sciences and humanities. Descriptive annotations accompany all entries. Chapters edited volumes or series may be listed and annotated individually thought to be important, independent contributions. Materials are recent, many from the last several years. Despite its billing, this is more an annotated bibliography than a guide to research. Section 1 consist of a very brief introductory chapter on search strategy; a chapter on relevant databases (by Dana Johnson); and a chapter on general references works by type. Databases to consider for each topic are listed at the heads of the Section 2 chapters. . . . Woodbury is organized by type of tool and is stronger for reference sources; in general, Woodbury's annotations are lengthier and more evaluative than Haag's. The two are complementary: Woodbury good for breadth of coverage (e.g., inclusion of nonprint sources) and reference tools, Haag good for content-laden materials, research summaries, literature reviews, and key chapters or papers not altogether easy to identify elsewhere. For specialized ed/psych libraries, and more general libraries serving professionals who work with children.?-Choice