Research Thesis Topic
Families and young children
Students interested in pursuing a PhD (or Masters) in any topic in the early childhood educational area of families and children are encouraged to contact us. The student’s proposed project may include:
• extensions of Brown’s (2019) work about respectful research with families of young children; or
• explorations in researching with and about ‘non-traditional’ families, broadly defined; or
• innovative utilisation of Brown & Danaher’s (2019) CHE (Connectedness, Humanness, and Empathy) principles in family research; or
• any topic that contributes to the current knowledge base about researching with families and young children and improves the equity of families as partners and not merely participants in research.
The project should privilege the voices of children and their families and relate specifically to a topic of currency in the early years (birth to 8 years). Applicants are encouraged to utilise qualitative approaches and are expected to have:
(1) a background in the field of education, AND,
(2) previous research experience (Honours/Master’s level)
Brown, A. (2019). Respectful research with and about young families – Forging frontiers and methodological considerations. Palgrave Pivot.
Brown, A. & Danaher, P. A. (2019) CHE Principles: Facilitating authentic and dialogical semi-structured interviews in educational research, International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 42(1), 76-90, doi: 10.1080/1743727X.2017.1379987
- School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
- Other Education
- Specialist Studies in Education
Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic