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ERIC Number: EJ906603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Historical Perspectives toward Qualitative Research
Watras, Joseph
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v4 n1 p1-8 2009
The keynote address on which this article is based considers four stages or types of studies that qualitative researchers undertake in the field of education. The reason that I explored this focus was to illustrate the benefits and the dangers of designing studies to serve policy makers. The research that I selected sought to uncover information directly applicable to schools. Furthermore, because the studies came from the same field, the examples could show how researchers influenced each other and how they responded to wider social changes. The conclusion described the work of Gregory Bateson to indicate an approach researchers might use to pursue practical knowledge while advancing the general understanding of human behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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