Educational Research: contemporary issues and practical approaches

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In-text citations

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1. Authors’ name mentioned within body of written work 

If you mention the authors’ name in your written work, there is no need to include their name in your in-text citation, just include the date of publication.

i.e Wellington (2000) makes the point that….

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i.e. There are recurring debates within educational research (Wellington 2000).

Referencing this book

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Wellington, J.J. (2000) Educational Research: contemporary issues and practical approaches.London: Continuum.

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The Researcher’s Toolkit: the complete guide to practitioner research

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In-text citations

There are two ways to produce in-text citations.

1. Authors’ name mentioned within body of written work 

If you mention the authors’ name in your written work, there is no need to include their name in your in-text citation, just include the date of publication.

i.e Wilkinson (2000) makes the point that….

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i.e. Research is evident in all disciplines (Wilkinson 2000).

Referencing this book

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Wilkinson, D. ed (2000) The Researcher’s Toolkit: the complete guide to practitioner research.London: Routledge Falmer.

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Research Made Real

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In-text citations

There are two ways to produce in-text citations.

1. Authors’ name mentioned within body of written work 

If you mention the authors’ name in your written work, there is no need to include their name in your in-text citation, just include the date of publication.

i.e.  Walsh (2001) makes the point that….

2. Authors’ name NOT mentioned within body of written work

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i.e. A research investigation is more than asking question (Walsh 2001).

Referencing this book

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Walsh, M. (2001) Research Made Real. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.

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Doing Your Early Years Research Project: a step-by-step guide

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In-text citations

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1. Authors’ name mentioned within body of written work 

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i.e.  Roberts-Holmes (2011) makes the point that….

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i.e. As children’s services continue to change, research in the field is becoming increasingly important (Roberts-Holmes 2011).

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Roberts-Holmes, G. (2011) Doing your Early Years Research Project: a step-by-step guide. 2nd ed. London: SAGE.

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How to Find Information: a guide for researchers

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In-text citations

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1. Authors’ name mentioned within body of written work 

If you mention the authors’ name in your written work, there is no need to include their name in your in-text citation, just include the date of publication.

i.e.  Rumsey (2008) makes the point that….

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i.e. The way in which information is found has changed over the years (Rumsey 2008).

Referencing this book

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Rumsey, P. (2008) How to Find Information: a guide for researchers. 2nd ed.Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Open University Press.

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Doing Early Childhood Research

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In-text citations

There are two ways to produce in-text citations.

1. Authors’ name mentioned within body of written work 

If you mention the authors’ name in your written work, there is no need to include their name in your in-text citation, just include the date of publication.

i.e.  MacNaughton et al (2010) make the point that….

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i.e. Selecting the appropriate research methods for working with young children in early childhood settings is important (MacNaughton et al 2010).

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MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, E. and Siraj-Blatchford, T. (2010) Doing Early Childhood Research. 2nd ed.Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Open University Press.

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Listening to Young Children

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In-text citations

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1. Authors’ name mentioned within body of written work 

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i.e.  Lancaster et al (2003) make the point that….

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i.e. Listening and responding to young children can improve practices and services. (Lancaster et al 2003).

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Lancaster, P.Y., Broadbent, V. and Coram Family. (2003) Listening to Young Children. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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