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Postpositivism and educational research

Author: D C Phillips; Nicholas C Burbules
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000.
Series: Philosophy, theory, and educational research.
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This volume presents in a forthright and lively way, an account of the philosophical position generally identified as 'Postpositivistic' that undergirds much of mainstream research in education and the related social sciences. The discussion throughout is informed by recent developments in philosophy of science. This book argues that, while there is much to be learned from recent critiques regarding truth in  Read more...
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Phillips, D.C. (Denis Charles), 1938-
Postpositivism and educational research.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000
(DLC) 99049770
(OCoLC)42603272
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D C Phillips; Nicholas C Burbules
ISBN: 9781442202702 144220270X
OCLC Number: 606241108
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 100 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Philosophy, Theory, and Educational Research; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Table of Figures; Series Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 --
What Is Postpositivism?; THE POSITIVISTIC ACCOUNT OF SCIENCE; PROBLEMS WITH FOUNDATIONALIST EPISTEMOLOGIES; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 2 --
Philosophical Commitments of Postpositivist Researchers; HOW CAN KNOWLEDGE NOT HAVE A FOUNDATION?; MULTIPLE BELIEFS, MULTIPLE TRUTHS, MULTIPLE REALITIES; OBJECTIVITY, SUBJECTIVITY, AND BIAS; REFERENCES; 3 --
Objectivity, Relativity, and Value Neutrality; CRITIQUES OF THE VALUE NEUTRALITY OF RESEARCH. INTERNAL, EPISTEMICALLY RELEVANT VALUES-AND THEIR OPPOSITEAN EXAMPLE: THE HISTORY OF IQ TESTING; THE DETECTION OF BIAS AND THE INTERNAL INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL VALUES; REFERENCES; 4 --
Can, and Should, Educational Inquiry Be Scientific?; EXPLAINING HUMAN ACTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR; AN EXAMPLE: BENNY'S MATHEMATICS; SOME BACKGROUND ON HERMENEUTICS; INTERPRETING HUMAN ACTION AND INTERPRETING TEXTS; OTHER FOCI OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH; AN EXAMPLE OF NONINTERPRETIVE RESEARCH INVOLVING MICROLEVELS AND MACROLEVELS; A NOTE ON CAUSATION IN THE SOCIAL WORLD; FINAL WORDS: THE UNITY OF SCIENCE?; REFERENCES.
Series Title: Philosophy, theory, and educational research.
Responsibility: D.C. Phillips and Nicholas C. Burbules.

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At last an engaging and well-reasoned defense of scientific rationality. This is a powerful antidote to the myriad critics who disparage or dismiss the social sciences. -- David C. Berliner, Regents' Read more...

 
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