Research methodologies in the 'South'
- edited by Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam.
- Karachi, Pakistan : Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Physical description
- vi, 280 p. ; 23 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
LB1028.25 .D44 R47 2011
- Unknown LB1028.25 .D44 R47 2011
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- 1. RESEARCHING EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES IN THE SOUTH: AN INTRODCUTORY DISCUSSION -- ANJUM HALAI -- 2. RESEARCH, RESEARCHERS AND RESEARCHING IN THE "SOUTH" -- RENUKA VITHAL -- 3. DISRUPTIONS AND DATA: THE POLITICS OF DOING MATHEMATICS EDUCATION RESEARCH IN SOUTH AFRICA -- RENUKA VITHAL -- 4. EDUCATION FOR WHAT? DISCOURSES AND RESEARCH IN THE SOUTH -- ANIL KHAMIS -- 5. RESEARCHING VERY DIFFERENT SOCIETIES: AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK? -- RICHARD PRING -- 6. WHO PAYS THE PRICE? THE ETHICS OF VULNERABILITY IN RESEARCH -- RASHIDA QURESHI -- 7. ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD METHODS IN RESEARCH WITH WOMEN: FIELD EXPERIENCES FROM PAKISTAN -- ALMINA PARDHAN -- 8. AUTO/BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTH: A LIVED EXPERIENCE -- AYESHA BASHIRUDDIN -- 9. MATHEMATICS EDUCATION BETWEEN UTOPIA AND REALITY: EXAMINING RESEARCH IN CONTEXTS OF CONFLICT, POVERTY AND VIOLENCE -- PAOLA VALERO AND ALEXANDRE PAIS -- 10. POLITICS AND PRACTICE OF ACTION RESEARCH -- RANA HUSSAIN AND ANJUM HALAI -- 11. UNDERTAKING RESEARCH ON EARLY CHILDHOOD IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA -- HASINA BANU EBRAHIM AND HELEN PENN -- 12. THE POWER AND POLITICS OF STUDYING IMPACT OF EDUCATIONAL REFORMS IN SOUTH -- ROSHNI KUMARI, RAZIA FAKIR MOHAMMAD, AND NILOFAR VAZIR -- 13. LOGIC, OBSERVATION, REPRESENTATION, DIALECTIC AND ETHICAL VALUES: WHAT COUNTS AS EVIDENCE IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH? -- DYLAN WILIAM -- 14. GLOBAL SOUTH AFTERWARD- -- MICHAEL NETTLES -- CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Are there universal standards for researching education, or should different standards be employed for researching in different contexts? As more and more educational research is conducted through collaborative networks involving partners from different countries, the issue of how research should be conducted is becoming increasingly important. This is especially important in research efforts that bring together researchers from the global 'South'- countries or settings that are economically and technologically less developed, sometimes termed 'developing countries'-and the 'North'. While many of these partnerships have fostered collaborative research networks in which Northern and Southern partners participate on equal terms, including both concrete collaborative research projects and research capacity development, these collaborations have raised thorny issues about how to conduct research when researchers and participants do not speak the same language, and where there are different notions of epistemology and ontology. This book is the first collection of essays specifically addressing the issue of whether the research methods of the 'North' are appropriate for conducting educational research in the 'South'. It brings together descriptions and critical analyses of research methodologies and methods from a range of contexts, written by experts from a range of geographical and cultural contexts, and will be useful to anyone who is involved in conducting, or supporting those engaged in, social enquiry.
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