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Conference Proceeding

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Researchers are investigating methods of data collection that do not intrude or invade children's lives in order to understanding their cognitive and social development. This article summarizes results of five studies which used combinations of digital photographs and interviews with children in order to understand various situations in the children's lives. The authors conclude that collecting data with photographs, especially when used by the children themselves, results in a rich body of data and information.


Elementary and Early Childhood Education

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Early Education in Russia and the USA: 2008 Conference Proceedings