Towards a sociology of 10–12 year olds? Emerging methodological issues in the ‘new’ social studies of childhood
McNamee, Sally; Seymour, Julie
Julie Seymour J.D.Seymour@hull.ac.uk
This article reports on an analysis of 320 empirical research articles published between 1993 and 2010 in three of the leading ‘childhood’ journals. The study looked to establish the potential samples used in accounts of empirical research studies with children; and to explore the methodology employed. The first part of this paper outlines why a consideration of the ages used in childhood research is worthy of investigation. This addresses technical, methodological and epistemological dimensions of the area. It then goes on to discuss the results of our investigations. Our guiding question was ‘who are the children in the social study of childhood?’, and we conclude that there is an over-focus on a particular age group.
McNamee, S., & Seymour, J. (2013). Towards a sociology of 10–12 year olds? Emerging methodological issues in the ‘new’ social studies of childhood. Childhood, 20(2), (156-168). doi:10.1177/0907568212461037. ISSN 0907-5682
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Nov 9, 2012|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 9, 2012|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Developmental and Educational Psychology|
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