ERIC Number: EJ663415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Divergent Ontologies with Converging Conclusions: A Case Study Comparison of Comparative Methodologies.
Martin, Timothy J.
Comparative Education, v39 n1 p105-17 Feb 2003
Two comparative studies of educational design in socialist states (Chile and Zimbabwe) shared remarkably similar conclusions despite disparate geo-cultural contexts and divergent research methodologies. Comparative analysis of the religio-political conflicts highlighted in each study's conclusion and the researchers' divergent epistemologies and ontologies suggests that rival research traditions can together provide a fuller picture of the realities studied. (Contains 26 references.) (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Chile; Zimbabwe