I would like to analyse the children development in reference to Piaget theory on play developement and young children. Piaget suggests there is a strong relationship between play and cognitive development. I would like to use the data on these children play to identify their behabiros and characterisitcs as they apply to Piaget theory?
I do agree with you Chipo. Maybe we can start by sharing our research focus and see if any one would benefit from that or how we can support each other. I agree we can be like “critical friend” to each other work particularly those from Africa who are challenged to have this kind of help. In case of need of articles one can let us know their challenges and those of us who can, can download and share the articles online.
I am just thinking aloud how we can start doing it instead of what we hope to do.
For a start my PhD is on Deaf education- majoring in early childhood education- area of interest is early language acquisition and emergent literacy among young Deaf children.
My methodology is mixed method- qualitative research including video transcription, discourse analysis. I hope to use ELAN software during my video tape analysis anybody with more experty in this area we can keep sharing.
Let me know your area and see how we do these dissertations and get over.
I am excited of this idea. I attended the conference and listening to you and others sharing about it I was convinced it was a right path to explore. I can’t wait to know what is going on after our meeting in Baltimore.