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ERIC Number: ED051280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 18
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Indigenous, Interactional Research.
Farmer, James A., Jr.
This inquiry was conducted to develop indigenous research methodology aimed at minimizing the gap between educational research and practice. The intent was not to produce a final or complete solution to the problem, but rather to suggest a procedure which would provide partial closure. Alternative methods, including various types of linkage systems, as well as inductive and deductive approaches, were examined. From this examination, a process was developed which combined theoretical-deduction and empirical-induction with a procedure which had its derivation in symbolic interactionist theory and methodology. The resulting combination, referred to as "Indigenous, Interactional Research," was designed to maximize interaction between the researcher and a practitioner in analyzing educational experiences. In a field test of this process, groups of adult learners were videotaped in: (a) individualized programmed instruction, (b) group process instruction, and (c) a combination of the two. Inductive and deductive interactional analysis of the taped data resulted in the generation of decision and conclusion oriented hypotheses. Such a methodology can generate indigenous hypotheses and theories relevant to the improvement of both educational research and practice. (Author/DG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971