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ERIC Number: EJ870405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Using Qualitative Research Strategies in Cross-National Projects: The English-Finnish Experience
Vulliamy, Graham; Webb, Rosemary
Education 3-13, v37 n4 p399-411 Nov 2009
Some methodological issues are discussed that arise from our comparative research conducted since the early 1990s into primary schooling in Finland and England. This research has been identified as part of a "new" comparative education that uses qualitative research strategies and which prioritises sensitivity to cultural context in data collection and analysis. The procedures used in our research are considered. Several challenges for cross-national qualitative research are addressed--particularly in relation to language and data analysis. In conclusion brief examples from the findings illustrate how the research approach enabled a comparison between national policy intentions and school outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)