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Education, epistemology and critical realism / David Scott.

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Author/Creator:
Scott, David, 1951-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • 146 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-140) and indexes.
Contents:
  • @contents: 1. Introduction and Initial Thoughts 2. Critical Realism and Empirical Research Methods in Education 3. Resolving the Quantitative-Qualitative Divide 4. Epistemic Relativism, Ontological Realism, and the Possibility of Judgemental Rationality 5. Educational Judgements: Epistemic, Parasitic and External Criteria 6. Judgemental Rationality 7. Empirical Indicators and Causal Narratives 8. Structure and Agency - Key Ontological Concepts 9. Educational Critique 10. Arbitrary and Non-Arbitrary Knowledge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
This book addresses fundamental questions in relation to education and its epistemology. The position taken by the author is critical realist; and thus throughout the relationship between education and critical realism is foregrounded. Themes and issues that surface at different times in the book are: a critical realist view of education research; a resolution of the quantitative/qualitative divide; criteria for judging the worth of educational texts and practices; differences between scientific and critical realisms; empirical research methods in education; structure-agency relationships; pragmatist views of educational research; foundations and paradigmatic differences; and educational critique and transformation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Series:
New studies in critical realism and education
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780415473491
0415473497
9780203883099
0203883098

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