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ERIC Number: EJ1171572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
Construct(ion) and Context: A Response to Methodological Issues in Studying Character
Deutsch, Nancy L.
Journal of Character Education, v13 n2 p53-63 2017
In this article, I respond to Noel Card's "Methodological Issues in Measuring the Development of Character." I focus on the ways in which social scientific knowledge represents human constructions of the world and the implications of this stance for the measurement of character. Further, I consider how context influences those constructions and the need for researchers to more purposefully engage with questions of construct (in)stability across contexts both within and between people. Finally, I discuss the ways in which expanding our methodological tool box, to include multiple quantitative and qualitative methods, will help us gain a more nuanced, and thereby more broadly useful, understanding of character development. [For "Methodological Issues in Measuring the Development of Character," see EJ1171570.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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