Educational research in practice : making sense of by Joanna Swann, John Pratt

By Joanna Swann, John Pratt

An perception into the schooling and social study group: 8 researchers representing contrasting ways from the united kingdom, New Zealand and North the United States clarify what they do, why they do it, its methodological foundation and perceived results. the most topics in their money owed are analysed and mentioned by way of the editors, either one of whom have enormous event of educating examine technique and techniques. even if "Educational study in perform" makes modern debate approximately relativism and the connection among learn and the development of social perform extra obtainable, this not at all disregards the complexity of competing arguments

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This is the role I conceive for action research. The second involves researchers in theoretical investigations, including philosophical, historical and ethical studies, and empirical enquiries of various kinds (including scientific enquiry - see Swann, 2003). Neither approach to research can provide us with reliable and comprehensive knowledge about 'what works'. Action necessarily involves a substantial amount of guesswork: our knowledge is always fallible and provisional, and practice will always be under-determined by explicit theory.

POSTMODERNISM AND POSTMODERNITY It is useful, at the outset, to make a distinction between 'postmodernism' and 'postmodernity'. The latter term is often used to describe the current condition of the developed (and, to some extent, the developing) world: market-led; computer-mediated; a world where time and distance are compressed by extraordinary advances in transport and communications; a world where cultural globalization may seem to result in a sense of displacement and a loss of identity; a world which is 'more modern than modern' (Woods, 1999, p.

R. (1994) Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem: In Defence of Interaction, ed. M. A. Notturno, London: Routledge. Popper, K. R. (1999) All Life is Problem Solving, London: Routledge (some chapters translated from the original German by P. Camiller). Pratt, J. (1999) Testing policy', in J. Swann and }. Pratt (eds) Improving Education: Realist Approaches to Method and Research, London, Cassell, pp. 39-52. Stephenson, J. (1980) 'Higher education: School for Independent Study', in 34 Educational Research in Practice T.

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