Follow Up Focus Group Results

The Findings from the Staff & Family Focus Groups Please find below a record of the conversations that took place for the Staff & Family focus groups. You can read more about the design of the focus group, format & content, on the previous blog post here. I thoroughly enjoyed leading both a family andContinue reading “Follow Up Focus Group Results”

Our Thematic Codebook

Analysis of the Open-Ended Survey Results Codebook Design It was decided that the survey results would undergo codebook thematic analysis (Braun, et al., 2019), chosen for its ability to analyse culture through the identification of key themes (Opler, 1945).  Firstly, as part of the research design process a codebook or framework (Attride-Stirling, 2001) (a succinctContinue reading “Our Thematic Codebook”

Follow Up Focus Groups

The Post-Survey Plan For the purpose of triangulation, in allowing for a cross-validating analysis of the study’s findings (Tashakkori & Teddlie, 2003; Litwin, 1995), focus groups have been planned to follow dissemination of the survey. ‘Any group discussion may be called a focus group as long as the researcher is actively encouraging of, and attentiveContinue reading “Follow Up Focus Groups”

Children’s Survey Results

The Findings from the Children’s Survey The results for the children’s survey are presented below. Whilst the questions remained the same, the format for dissemination was left to individual settings: some interviewed one to one, others held whole class discussions and a few employed a floorbook approach. Once the the working party have finalised theContinue reading “Children’s Survey Results”

Staff Survey Results

The Findings from the Staff Survey The results for the staff survey’s closed-ended questions are presented below, by location (left), and setting (right). Once the the working party have finalised the thematic codebook (for the analysis of all three surveys: family, staff & children), the results of the open-ended questions will also be shown. Q1.Continue reading “Staff Survey Results”

Family Survey Results

The Findings from the Family Survey The results for the family survey’s closed-ended questions are presented below, by setting. Where applicable, comparison to the staff survey results have been included (viewed by swiping the graph sideways). Q1. In your opinion, what do you hope your child will achieve through their Early Years education? Q2. WhichContinue reading “Family Survey Results”

Children’s Survey Drafts

The Design Process Behind the Survey, for Children Child voice is central to high quality Early Years practice and so it must also be central to this research project. The Working Party agreed that a short and simple survey, below, consisting of open-ended questions would be most appropriate. The flexibility of the questions allowed theContinue reading “Children’s Survey Drafts”

Staff Survey Drafts

The Design Process Behind the Survey, for Staff Having completed the family survey, the working party turned their attention to capturing staff perspectives. An initial draft for the staff survey was created using many of the same questions for comparative purposes. Working Party members had the opportunity to review the draft and offer feedback whichContinue reading “Staff Survey Drafts”

Family Survey Drafts

The Design Process Behind the Survey, for Families Following on from the survey content research, a draft survey for participating families was created. This draft was created as a starting point for the first Working Party meeting, scheduled for Wednesday 9th September. WP members had the opportunity to review the draft ahead of the meeting,Continue reading “Family Survey Drafts”

Survey Content

The Research Behind the Survey Design Family Surveys The four elements that Christenson and Sheridan (2001) necessitate for optimising successful parental interest (defined in this study as an umbrella term to encapsulate parental engagement & involvement) were used to scaffold the family survey’s question content. 1. Approach: The Framework for Interaction with Families2. Attitudes: The Values &Continue reading “Survey Content”