ERIC Number: EJ736300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
If Not Absolute Objectivity, Then What? A Reply to Kauffman and Sasso
Gallagher, Deborah J.
Exceptionality, v14 n2 p91-107 2006
Because researchers cannot achieve theory-free observation, it is therefore impossible to attain absolute objectivity. This realization has led to issues of major consequence concerning our understanding of educational research and of ourselves as educational researchers. Specifically, serious questions have been raised about the nature of knowledge, truth, reality, and relativism. In my response to Kauffman and Sasso (2006, this issue), I discuss these issues and make the case that the questions confronting us must be engaged directly if we hope to resolve disagreements about the worthiness of various educational practices.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Practices, Educational Researchers, Attitudes, Ethics
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