ERIC Number: ED393863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Issues of Validity in Self-Study Research: Studying the Development of a Research Program.
A previous paper argued that issues of validity in self-study research are first and foremost moral arguments about educational practice. It also asserted that if a self-study is to be valid, then the educational merit of the practice studied must be appropriate. Considering the responses of symposium participants to these assertions has resulted in the conclusion that determining the educational appropriateness of teaching events is in itself an appropriate enterprise, so that self-study should not be excluded, and that the educational appropriateness of the activity being self-studied should be the prior concern of the researcher. The question remains whether it is ethical for the researcher to submit students to actions for which the educational appropriateness has not been determined. The connections between validity and ethical issues deserve further study. (Contains nine references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Appropriateness Measurement
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Montreal, Canada, June 1995). Based on papers presented at a colloquium at the University of Arizona and the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).