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

Overview

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

*An improved understanding of the underlying truths of education research
*Sweeps away convenient but incorrect assumptions about the nature of education research
*Relates the issues of refining educational research methodology to current controversial debates in, amongst others, school effectiveness, curriculum and post-modern theory

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