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ERIC Number: ED079857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-27
Pages: 27
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On a Model for Educational Research: Extended Systems Theory (SIGGS).
Maccia, Elizabeth Steiner; Maccia, George S.
In this paper, the SIGGS Theory is set forth and shown to be a model for educational research. The paper treats of the SIGGS Theory, educational research, and of the SIGGS Theory as a model for educational research. The SIGGS Theory provides characterizations of a general system beyond those developed prior to SIGGS' introduction. "SIGGS" indicates that these additional characterizations arise from the incorporation of set theory (S), information theory (I), and graph theory (G) into general systems theory (GS). Educational research is analyzed to be theoretical, qualitative, and performative. Moreover, theoretical research is found to be nonempirical (philosophical) as well as empirical (scientific and praxiological), and to operate by the rules of retroduction and deduction to produce theory about the teaching-learning process as well as by the rules of induction to relate such theory to teaching-learning states of affairs. SIGGS is shown to be a model for educational research, for through it the kinds of elements in the teaching-learning process and their relations could be set forth. Information theoretic notions provide a framework for categorizing the elements, and, along with graph theory, their interactive aspects. (Author)
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