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ERIC Number: EJ538763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
What's the Use of Theory?
Thomas, Gary
Harvard Educational Review, v67 n1 p75-104 Spr 1997
Argues against the use of theory in educational inquiry, contending that the meaning of theory is unclear; both personal theory and grand theory inhibit creativity and methodology; and less structured problem solving and ad hoc approaches are more likely to result in pluralistic ideas. (SK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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