how can a home corner in key stage 1 engage childrens communication. Bell took a practical approach to qualitative observation techniques. I found this really helpful. this gave me a good insight on conducting observation. This also made me aware of how often one should be recording what is happening. she says you have to decide this beforehand. I also become aware of the importance of my spatial position when I’m observing. An observer can never pass entirely unnoticed. one will have to discuss this with whoever is in charge, claims Bell (2005: 189).
This chapter has many tips on how to structure your recordings, how to take down field notes, analyse and interpret data as well as preparation is very important, as charts and seating plans have to be prepared. In my opinion this chapter is very relevant to my study. this will help me to successfully carry out my research because now I am quite aware of the possibility of the structured approach to be criticized as being subjective and biased. The chapter also gives ideas on the how important planning is, structured or unstructured observations, criticism of qualitative data, advantages and disadvantages, keeping records, more so your interest in this content, recording, system of categories. In my judgment it was carefully written.
This chapter closes with emphasises on incomplete tasks. Observations that have taken place and records that have been made. for instance, if you were observing a meeting and at the end you felt it was inadequate, you would need to analyse the reasons. Furthermore it sums up the important parts that were mentioned in the chapter in a checklist structure.
This chapter describes and explains the strong relationship between early years teaching and knowledge about child development.