ERIC Number: ED318725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-27
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Ten Inquiry Methods Used in Curriculum Studies.
Short, Edmund C.
Ten different methods of inquiry are outlined in this overview of research methodologies currently being employed in the field of curriculum studies: (1) philosophical, (2) historical, (3) scientific, (4) artistic, (5) moral, (6) religious, (7) interpretive, (8) instrumental, (9) deliberative, and (10) action oriented. Each of the 10 methods is discussed in terms of its distinctive purpose, the theories of inquiry that are applicable, the kinds of questions the method is capable of addressing, and the logic of the procedure it employs. While these analytic distinctions can be made, in actual curriculum research practice, more than one of the methods may be used together within a single study. A continuum may be noticed through the 10 methods of inquiry from the more disciplinary methods associated with the academic disciplines to the more multidisciplinary methods associated with fields of practice. Over 150 references are listed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Pennsylvania State University Seminar on Curriculum Research (University Park, PA, May 27, 1990).