ERIC Number: ED335024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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An Anthropological View of Educational Communications and Technology: Beliefs and Behaviors in Research and Theory.
Yeaman, Andrew R. J.
This paper examines the possibility of a Kuhnian paradigm in research and theory in educational communications and technology. First, it analyzes Kuhn's model and the attraction of this model as a viewfinder. It turns to anthropology for explanation of beliefs and behaviors. Then it takes a critical look at use of the Kuhnian paradigm metaphor in the field of educational communications and technology. The implications of an alternative research agenda are examined. This paper concludes with a discussion of the schism between researchers and practitioners in the ways they know the world. (32 references) (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Kuhn (T S)
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Presentations at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology; see IR 015 132.