Realism and Educational Research: New Perspectives and Possibilities

Realism and Educational Research: New Perspectives and Possibilities

by David Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750709189

ISBN-13: 9780750709187

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Although the literature of social research covers a vast range of material, there has been little on the role of social theory in educational research. In this respect, David Scott's book covers an important gap in the market, as it focuses on the centrality of social theory in a variety of empirical projects. The volume covers a range of conceptual and theoretical

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Although the literature of social research covers a vast range of material, there has been little on the role of social theory in educational research. In this respect, David Scott's book covers an important gap in the market, as it focuses on the centrality of social theory in a variety of empirical projects. The volume covers a range of conceptual and theoretical discussions and subsequently applies these concepts to our analysis of empirical studies. As a consequence, it is a volume that deserves to be read widely by students and researchers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750709187
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Social Research and Educational Studies
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
Pt. 1Theorising Educational Research9
2The Contested Nature of Educational Research11
3Educational Knowledge26
4Mathematical Modelling36
5Theory into Practice49
Pt. 2Disciplinary Knowledge61
6School Effectiveness Research63
7Education Policy76
8Biography and Auto-biography95
9Researching 'Race' and 'Ethnicity'112
10Post-modernism121
11Afterthoughts: Changing Knowledge of Relatively Unchanging Entities132
Notes145
References153
Author Index162
Subject Index164

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