Postpositivism and Educational Research

Education and Study aids

Nicholas C. Burbules and D. C. Phillips

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Page count: 176 pages

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Language: English

This volume presents in a forthright and lively way, an account of the philosophical position generally identified as ‘Postpositivistic’ that undergirds much of mainstream research in education and the related social sciences. The discussion throughout is informed by recent developments in philosophy of science. This book argues that, while there is much to be learned from recent critiques regarding truth in research, traditional scientific values and assumptions are not outmoded.