ERIC Number: EJ970559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Using Qualitative Research to Bridge Research, Policy, and Practice
Sallee, Margaret W.; Flood, Julee T.
Theory Into Practice, v51 n2 p137-144 2012
Too often, researchers get a bad name for engaging in inquiry that is inaccessible to the practitioner and policy communities who could most benefit from it. Although speaking to others in the scholarly community is important, researchers must also be able to translate their results into more accessible language for multiple audiences. This article suggests that qualitative research offers a particular potent means of reaching those outside of the academy and conducting meaningful inquiry. The article provides suggestions for ways to bridge the divide between multiple constituencies and how qualitative research can affect both theory and practice.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, Statistical Analysis, Guidelines, Context Effect, STEM Education, Relevance (Education), Stakeholders, Usability, Audiences, Researchers
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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