ERIC Number: ED201498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Were Lions to Speak, We Wouldn't Understand.
Thompson, Patrick W.
This document focuses on criteria for evaluating clinical research in mathematics education. The thesis promoted is that any set of criteria must be consistent with the underlying epistemology from which research of a particular type is carried out. In developing this thesis, the notion of "world views" in mathematics education research is explored, and two in particular, environmentalism and constructivism, are shown to contrast in their implications for how research is to be carried out and interpreted. The report concludes with five questions designed as a set of criteria applicable to constructivist clinical research in mathematics education. The questions for judging reports are: (1) Does the report specify a framework for constructing models; (2) Are the prototypes made clear; (3) Is the framework grounded in data; (4) Are the models viable; and (5) Are the models sufficient? (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Research; Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).