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ERIC Number: EJ995157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov-23
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
The Relevance and Appropriateness of Positivist and Interpretative Approaches for Exploring Quality Education in Schools in St. Lucia, a Small Caribbean State
Caesar, Chryselda
Educational Research and Reviews, v7 n28 p619-626 Nov 2012
This paper examines the definition of research, purpose and influence of educational research on policy and its practitioners, the distinguishing features of positivist and interpretative approaches as complementary research paradigms, and to debate their relevance in exploring quality education in schools in St. Lucia, a small Caribbean Island. Although they are presented as different approaches with different philosophical foundations, employing different methods to investigate, discover or to provide information, this paper provides justification for combining the positivist and interpretative methodologies because of their relevance in the understanding of educational issues. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saint Lucia