ERIC Number: EJ815148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 36
"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
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A