Postpositivism and educational research

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000 - 101 sider
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 research, traditional scientific values and assumptions are not outmoded. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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1 Foundationalist Epistemologies
2 Data about X and Y
Philosophical Commitments of Postpositivist Researchers

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Phillips is professor of education and philosophy and associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Education at Stanford University.

Nicholas Burbules is a Professor of Education at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.

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