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ERIC Number: EJ883343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
"Comments on Howe": Toward a More Inclusive "Scientific Research in Education"
Johnson, R. Burke
Educational Researcher, v38 n6 p449-457 2009
In response to Howe (2009), the author argues that educational research needs multiple thoughtful perspectives. The author's standpoint is that of a mixed methods research methodologist. Mixed methods research provides an antidualistic and syncretic philosophy and set of approaches or possibilities for merging insights from diverse perspectives; its working goal is to provide pragmatic, ethical solutions to local and societal problems. To achieve this goal, researchers should cease writing articles that construct straw figures (based on old literature), knock them down, and claim Truth. The author of the present article provides a new set of guidelines for an education science that includes a respectful and important place for all. The author also provides a working "value theory" that resolves some objectivist and subjectivist differences. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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