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Educational Explanations: Philosophy in Empirical Educational Research

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Educational Explanations: Philosophy in Empirical Educational Research

English | 2022 | ISBN: ‎ 1119816459 | 322 pages | True PDF EPUB | 3.68 MB

EDUCATIONAL EXPLANATIONSEducational Explanationsis a comprehensive study of the main philosophical questions that confront empirical educational researchers. The book outlines the sense in which empirical educational research pursues truth and sets out and defends an account of its task as the offering of explanations for the many educational problems that claim our attention. The book goes on to look at the criteria for high quality research, the relationship between different methodological approaches and the scope and limits of intervention studies. At all stages detailed examples are presented to make the argument clearer. A distinctive feature of the book is the presentation of four detailed case studies, over four chapters, of influential educational research programmes that not only examine what they have achieved, but emphasise the conceptual issues that researchers are confronted with as they seek to provide explanations. The book goes on to examine the impact of empirical educational research on educational practice and on the practice of teachers in particular.

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