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ERIC Number: EJ1073722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
Commentary on e-Learning Review
Haughey, Margaret
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v32 n3 Fall 2006
Given the extensive adoption of research orientations that employ qualitative data collection techniques in education, Margaret Haughey found it exciting to read about a meta-analytical method that combined findings from studies within these research orientations with those from the well-established traditional forms that most often employed quantitative data strategies. Traditional research methods are not exclusively quantitative but usually transform qualitative data obtained through methods such as open question survey responses into a quantitative form. Since the development of alternative research paradigms and data analysis strategies for qualitative data, there has been extensive writing, much heat and little light on the vexing question of how to acknowledge the differing research orientations while coming to some general conclusion that could be useful to policy makers. Abrami, Bernard and their colleagues suggest they have a format that will bridge the chasm. Haughey's commentary focuses on the most obvious next question, Does this research categorization scheme work?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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