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ERIC Number: EJ799121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Exploring a Practitioner-Based Interpretive Approach to Reviewing Research Literature
Kahn, Peter; Wareham, Terry; Young, Richard; Willis, Ian; Pilkington, Ruth
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v31 n2 p169-180 Jul 2008
The application of educational research to practice remains an issue of concern, and yet there has been relatively little consideration of this in relation to reviews of research. While the professional user review hitherto represents the most relevant approach, this involves users applying the findings of an earlier review rather than carrying out an original review. Through a case study, we propose an interpretive approach to reviewing research literature that is fully rooted in practitioner perspectives. We argue that our review methodology maintains a balance between contributions from the research literature and from practitioner perspectives; with both extracted data and practitioner commentary incorporated into our synthesis, alongside a dialogue incorporating alternative voices. Our methodology thus represents a novel way to develop applicable forms of understanding within the field. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A