ERIC Number: ED474441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-18
The Challenge of Listening: The Effect of Researcher Agenda on Data Collection and Interpretation.
Scherr, Rachel E.; Wittmann, Michael C.
This study's interests dictate which statements researchers attend to during interviews and which ones researchers consider to constitute data during later analysis. The paper shows that hearing all of what students are saying requires careful effort. Explicit consideration of possible research agendas is suggested to increase opportunities for productive research. (Author/KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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