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ERIC Number: EJ1002881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Qualitative Research in Education: The Origins, Debates, and Politics of Creating Knowledge
Cooley, Aaron
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v49 n3 p247-262 2013
This article presents an overview and discussion of qualitative research in education by analyzing the roles of researchers, the history of the field, its use in policymaking, and its future influence on educational reform. The article begins by describing the unique position that qualitative educational researchers have in higher education, as they often attempt to serve both academic and policymaking audiences. The article then moves to discuss the ascent of qualitative methods in the social sciences and educational research. The article concludes by attempting to work through a number of pressing concerns that qualitative researchers may face in upcoming decades; specifically, the final section presents possible strategies to improve the relevance and impact of qualitative researchers' work on reframing educational policy at local, state, and federal levels to meet the demands of equality and social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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