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Philosophy of educational research

Pring, Richard.

London ; New York : Continuum 2004

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  • Title:
    Philosophy of educational research
  • Author/Creator: Pring, Richard.
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum
  • Creation Date: 2004
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (182 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169) and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-169) and index.
  • Subjects: Education -- Research -- Philosophy
  • Description: Three issues feature as the central themes throughout this book: the nature of social science in general; the nature of educational enquiry in particular; and the links between the language and concepts of research, on the one hand, and those of practice and policy on the other. In analyzing and interrelating these themes, Richard Pring shows their relationship to such central philosophical concepts as meaning, truth, and objectivity. This lucid and ambitious study will be seen as a classic of educational literature.Reviews of the first edition include:A stimulating and readable book...Pring g
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169) and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-169) and index.
  • Contents: Contents; Preface to Second Edition; 1 Setting the scene: criticisms of educational research; 2 The focus of educational research - educational practice and policy; 3 Different kinds of research and their philosophical foundations; 4 Key concepts and recurring conflicts in educational research; 5 Competing philosophical positions; 6 Research into practice: action research and practitioner research; 7 Ethical dimensions to educational research; 8 Conclusion: the nature and future of educational research; Postscript; Select Bibliography; Index
    Preface to Second Edition; 1 Setting the scene: criticisms of educational research; 2 The focus of educational research
    educational practice and policy; 3 Different kinds of research and their philosophical foundations; 4 Key concepts and recurring conflicts in educational research; 5 Competing philosophical positions; 6 Research into practice: action research and practitioner research; 7 Ethical dimensions to educational research; 8 Conclusion: the nature and future of educational research; Postscript; Select Bibliography; Index.
  • OCLC Number: 651657365
    56078050
  • Identifier: ISBN1-4725-7534-2;ISBN1-4725-7537-7;ISBN1-282-71028-1;ISBN9786612710285;ISBN1-4411-3790-4