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ERIC Number: ED343116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Research in Great Britain: Are the Research Questions Being Asked Either Appropriate or Helpful?
Raban, Bridie
This paper reviews four currently recognized modes of inquiry available to reading researchers, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The paper discusses empiricism, interpretive research, critical science/theory, and action research, briefly describing the purposes, goals, and assumptions underlying each mode of inquiry. The paper concludes that reading research must broaden its methodology and work towards shifting paradigms of traditional research. It argues that the most significant aspect of the research activity is to ask the right questions--questions which are pertinent, researchable, and with outcomes directed at a process of change within appropriate social contexts--and notes that a suitable paradigm can be chosen from these questions. (One figure is included and 12 references are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)