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International Handbook of Interpretation in Educational Research free pdf This handbook focuses on the often neglected dimension of interpretation in educational research. It argues that all educational research is in some sense 'interpretive', and that understanding this issue belies some usual dualisms of thought and practice, such as the sharp dichotomy between 'qualitative' and 'quantitative' research. Interpretation extends from the very framing of the research task, through the sources which constitute the data, the process of their recording, representation and analysis, to the way in which the research is finally or provisionally presented. The thesis of the handbook is that interpretation cuts across the fields (both philosophically, organizationally and methodologically). By covering a comprehensive range of research approaches and methodologies, the handbook gives (early career) researchers what they need to know in order to decide what particular methods can offer for various educational research contexts/fields. An extensive overview includes concrete examples of different kinds of research (not limited for example to 'teaching' and 'learning' examples as present in the Anglo-Saxon tradition, but including as well what in the German Continental tradition is labelled 'padagogisch', examples from child rearing and other contexts of non-formal education) with full description and explanation of why these were chosen in particular circumstances and reflection on the wisdom or otherwise of the choice - combined in each case with consideration of the role of interpretation in the process. The handbook includes examples of a large number of methods traditionally classified as qualitative, interpretive and quantitative used across the area of the study of education. Examples are drawn from across the globe, thus exemplifying the different 'opportunities and constraints' that educational research has to confront in different societies.

About Paul Smeyers

Paul Smeyers is Research Professor for Philosophy of Education at Ghent University, Extraordinary Professor at K.U.Leuven, both in Belgium and Honorary Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University South Africa. He teaches philosophy of education and methodology of the Geisteswissenschaften (Qualitative/Interpretative Research Methods). He holds or has held several positions in the International Network of Philosophers of Education (President since 2006) and is link-convenor for Network 13, Philosophy of Education of the European Educational Research Association. He is Editor of Ethics and Education, Associate Editor of Educational Theory, and a member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Philosophy and Education, of Educational Philosophy and Theory and of Journal of Philosophy of Education. For more than a decade he is the chair of the Research Community Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education established by the Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium (Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen). Together with Nigel Blake, Richard Smith and Paul Standish he co-authored Thinking Again. Education after Postmodernism (Bergin

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Author : Paul Smeyers
Publisher : Springer
Data Published : 22 January 2015
ISBN : 940179281X
EAN : 9789401792813
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1662 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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