research methods for early childhood 2

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How to cite this Study Guide (APA):

Lim, C. I. (2019). ECE306 Early childhood research methods (Study Guide). Singapore: Singapore University of Social Sciences


Question 1 (1750 words)

Answer this question based on the following research report:

• Sullivan, A., & Bers, M. U. (2018). Dancing robots: integrating art, music, and robotics in Singapore’s early childhood centers. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 28(2), 325-346.

Write an original, critical analysis of Sullivan and Bers’s (2018) research report.

  1. a) Assuming that the references used in the literature review are accurately cited, examine how well the literature review aligns with the research topic, research questions and the study’s theoretical framework.

    b) Examine the appropriateness of the sampling, data collection and data analysis methods for addressing the research questions.

    c) Discuss the extent to which the findings address the study’s research questions.

    d) Discuss the limitations of this study and the kinds of questions that you still have about early technology and engineering education that have not been answered by this study.

Question 2 (1750 words)

Based on your thorough critique of Sullivan and Bers’s (2018) report and relevant literature in early technology and engineering education, design an early childhood research project to address RELATED research questions within the SINGAPORE EARLY CHILDHOOD context. You could choose to modify or refine the study’s questions or extend the study’s findings. Your project plan should include the following:

i) Title
ii) Purpose Statement and Research Question
iii) Participants (include ethic issues as well — eg consent etc)
iv) Data Collection Methods
v) Data Analysis Plan

Justifications and explanations for each of the above from ii) to v) must be provided. Utilise course readings where applicable.

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