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ERIC Number: EJ932102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
The Role of Explanations and Prescriptions in the Science of Design: The Case of Educational Research
Penalva, Jose
European Educational Research Journal, v10 n2 p272-280 2011
This article develops the idea that the sciences of the design perspective offer a more adequate solution for bridging the gap between explanations and prescriptions in educational research. This idea is developed over the following steps: first, the scope of the analysis and the problem of the relationship between explanations and prescription are expounded; second, the article examines the relevance of the science of the design perspective and the advantages compared with the traditional view in educational research; third, it considers educational research as a science of design; and finally, predictions and prescriptions are assigned a new role in the field of educational research. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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