ERIC Number: EJ815148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
"Response to Comments": Clinical Study--A Pursuit of Responsibility as the Basis of Education Research
Bulterman-Bos, Jacquelien A.
Educational Researcher, v37 n7 p439-445 2008
This article presents the author's response to comments on her article, "Will a Clinical Approach Make Education Research More Relevant for Practice?", which focused on the question of whether a clinical research practice might make education research more relevant for practice. The characteristics of a clinical approach are: (1) an overlap in the roles of the researcher and the professional; and (2) a focus not on theory as separate from practice but on theory-informed practice. Here, the author discusses each of the contributions or comment articles, which include (1) "The Dysfunctional Pursuit of Relevance in Education Research" by David F. Labaree; (2) "What Should Education Research Do, and How Should It Do It?" by Dylan Wiliam; (3) "Education Research as a Distributed Activity Across Universities" by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann; and (4) "Research Relevancy or Research for Change?" by Susan E. Noffke. The author ends this article with some short notes about how she believes the conversion from a detached study to a clinical study should take place.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Researchers, Teacher Researchers, Criticism, Relevance (Education), Research Utilization, Educational Principles, Research Universities, Social Justice, Educational Environment, Teacher Role, Expertise, Research Design
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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