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ERIC Number: EJ1154697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
What is Implied When Researchers Claim to Use a Theory?
Palmér, Hanna; Roos, Helena
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v40 n5 p471-479 2017
The focus of this article is on the use of theories and on what we imply when we in research claim to use a theory. In this article, diverse uses of one theory will be illustrated with reference to 10 different studies. The aim is not to evaluate or judge how the theory is used in these studies, but to discuss how the diverse uses of one and the same theory may infer very different things in research. Questions are raised about what happens with the hierarchy and the coherence of an argument and what conclusions can be drawn when only some parts of a theory are used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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