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Fiction written under Oath? Essays in Philosophy and Educational Research

Bridges, David. author.

Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands 2003

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 4  (LB1028 B73 2003 )()

  • Title:
    Fiction written under Oath? Essays in Philosophy and Educational Research
  • Author/Creator: Bridges, David. author.
  • Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
  • Creation Date: 2003
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (XII, 215 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-205) and index.
  • Subjects: Education; Philosophy and social sciences
  • Description: The essays bring to contemporary debates about educational research both a first hand familiarity with the practices and arguments of the educational research community and a clear grasp of the ways in which philosophical sources and analysis can inform them. They are both measured and passionate - sparked by an intense personal curiosity, which takes Bridges into unexpected resources and territory (such as the insights of museology into debates on educational research as narrative fiction) as well as more familiar material relating to, for example, issues about the assessment of quality of educational research and the concern for its relevance. The book makes an articulate case, by its own example as well as in its argument, for the continuing contribution of philosophical thinking to the development and critique of educational research. It will be essential reading for researchers already engaged in this development and for masters and doctoral students who are coming to terms with educational research, and it offers a contribution to the literature in philosophy of education which is richly grounded in the wider field of educational research.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-205) and index.
  • Contents: A ‘biographical positioning’
    Introduction: philosophising about educational research
    Philosophising as and in educational research
    The discipline(S) of educational research
    Educational theory, practice and research: pragmatic perspectives
    Educational research: pursuit of truth or flight into fancy?
    Narratives, fiction and the magic of the real
    Narratives in history, fiction and educational research
    Quality and relevance in educational research
    ‘Nothing about us without us’: the ethics of outsider research
    Research for Sale: moral market or moral maze?
    ‘Fiction written under oath?’ Ethics and epistemology in educational research
    From philosophising about research to researching philosophy: reflections on a reflective log.
  • OCLC Number: 53998979
  • Identifier: ISBN0-306-48043-3