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ERIC Number: EJ766915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
When "History" Happens to Research: A Tale of One Project, Two Researchers, and Three Countries in a Time of Global Crisis
Piquemal, Nathalie; Kouritzin, Sandra
Canadian Journal of Education, v29 n4 p1271-1294 2006
In this article, we have examined how historical events shape the research process, even when research is carefully planned and rigorously executed. Through an examination of our experiences conducting international data collection during a three-year SSHRC funded period in which the War on Terrorism and the War in Iraq began, we suggest that social context affects all aspects of every research project, from planning, to funding, to data collection, analysis, and dissemination. History, particularly significant world events, should be re-examined and redefined so that it is no longer understood as a variable that affects poorly planned research, but rather as an integral part of the research design and process. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; Japan