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ERIC Number: EJ1058526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
What Is "Good" Research? Revealing the Paradigmatic Tensions in Quantitative Criticalist Work
Hernández, Ebelia
New Directions for Institutional Research, n163 p93-101 2014
If quantitative criticalism is thought to be a bridge between positivist epistemologies prevalent in quantitative work and social constructionism often found in critical qualitative work, then this bridge is fraught with challenges and tensions. This chapter examines the methodological issues, questions, and tensions that emerged from a research team project. What constitutes "good" research? To what extent do we take our critical perspective in our analysis? Is quantitative criticalism a coming together of different research paradigms? What training is essential for quantitative criticalist work? These critical methodological questions require some frank discussion as we move forward in developing research designs that incorporate quantitative criticalism and in training new researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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