ERIC Number: EJ896917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
How Does Telling the Truth Help Educational Action Research?
Educational Action Research, v18 n3 p349-358 Sep 2010
A number of key constructs underpin educational action research. This paper focuses on the concept of "truth" and by doing so hopes to highlight some debate in this area. In reflecting upon what "truth" might mean to those involved in action research, I shall critically evaluate Thorndike's "Law of Effect" and Bruner's "Three Forms of Representation", and explain how these perspectives might help us find "the truth" of an area under study and how they might inform the methodology of research. I shall close by suggesting that teacher-researchers should allow for a constructivist approach in their action research methodology in order to help them in their sense-making process.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Behaviorism, Action Research, Educational Research, Ethics, Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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