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Postpositivism and educational research

Author: Denis C Phillips; Nicholas C Burbules
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
Series: Philosophy, theory & educational research
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook presents an account of the philosophical position generally indentified as "Postpositivistic" that undergirds much of mainstream research in education and the related social sciences.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis C Phillips; Nicholas C Burbules
ISBN: 0847691217 9780847691210 0847691225 9780847691227
OCLC Number: 237370688
Description: IX, 101 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: Chapter 1 What is Postpositivism? Chapter 2 Philosophical Commitments of Postpositivist Researchers Chapter 3 Objectivity, Relativity, and Value Neutrality Chapter 4 Can, and Should, Educational Inquiry be Scientific?
Series Title: Philosophy, theory & 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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