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ERIC Number: EJ1048750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: EISSN-1551-0670
Motives, Methods or Quality?: Making Sense of Howley, Howley and Yahn
Azano, Amy Price
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v29 n11 2014
In their recent article, "Motives for Dissertation Research at the Intersection between Rural Education and Curriculum and Instruction," Howley, Howley, and Yahn (2014) (see ERIC Document: EJ1040785) describe a rigorous and time-consuming study examining rural education dissertations written over the last 25 years. Howley, Howley, and Yahn are careful from the outset to discerningly articulate their intent: to examine studies--or texts--not authors. They explain that they are not exploring the "psychological constructs of authors" but, rather, questioning the motives of the texts. In this response, Amy Price Azano, shares a few thoughts for consideration, namely about the process of a dissertation and its role in a doctoral program, the take-home message about quality, and how educators might promote greater inclusivity within the broader arena of rural education research.
Penn State University College of Education, Center on Rural Education and Communities. 310B Rackley Building, University Park, PA 16802. Tel: 814-863-2031; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A