ERIC Number: ED364008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pluralizing Research Options in Special Education: A Roundtable Discussion.
Reid, D. Kim; Bunsen, Teresa D.
This brief paper summarizes a roundtable discussion on the relative lack of use by special education researchers of a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Discussion addressed: (1) the types of knowledge that could be generated by using a wider range of research methods (e.g., structural equation modeling and associated methods can be useful in building theory and generating testable hypotheses); (2) reasons for the limited methods used in special education research (e.g., quantitative research is more likely to be funded); and (3) change strategies (e.g., improve education of potential researchers and advocate to funding agencies for knowledgeable review of qualitative research proposals). A table shows results of an analysis of the frequency of qualitative and quantitative research genre in five journals in the special education field. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Summary of a discussion held at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).