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any linear correlations between historical events and the Caldecott award winning picture books. I believe that Quinn shifts the focus of her research because she realizes that she is not finding any of the same correlations as the studies she cited had. One study she cited was the Atkinson and Blackwelder (1993) because they found a relationship between fathering and the fertility rate as well as women’s labor-force participation. Quinn tries to relate her study to this as well but does not find any parallels. Quinn’s confidence is evidently depleting as her study continues because she also states that “a limit to the current research is that these issues are not taken up fully” which is showing me as the reader that she no longer believes that her study is valid because she has not done extensive enough research. Quinn’s research could have been affective had she stuck by her initial goal in the study. Quinn’s objective lens could have produced results had she continued on in her research but she did not make any connections but rather stated her percentages, she lost confidence in her work, which made me as the reader also lose confidence. She was not consistent with her results because she did not state the percentages for every section, nor did she make connections for any of her sections and failed to answer one of her tenet questions. I do not disagree with the theoretical framework of a report that she used, but I believe she should have delved into her research more. Children’s literature can be looked
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Julia Lesses September 18, 2011 Coming to Terms at through many different lenses such as literal, objective, psychological or sociological. Quinn could have incorporated another type of lens in order to create a bigger argument instead of keeping her research so narrow. Suzanne Quinn does not succeed using this theoretical framework because not only did she not find any historical events between the picture books and the father role in society, but she also did not do enough research in order to back her original ideas up. Quinn’s argument and study could have been compelling had she had confidence in her ideas and finished her thoughts, but given her lack of evidence she failed in finding persuasive connections of any kind.
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  • Spring '12
  • Meyers
  • Picture book, Quinn, picture books, Suzanne M. Flannery Quinn

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