The Resource Philosophies of research into higher education, Brian J. Brown and Sally Baker

Philosophies of research into higher education, Brian J. Brown and Sally Baker

Label
Philosophies of research into higher education
Title
Philosophies of research into higher education
Statement of responsibility
Brian J. Brown and Sally Baker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Research in higher education could be more useful, innovative and better designed if we were clearer about the philosophical and epistemological basis of the theories that underlie our research methods. People who have to interpret research would do a better job if they were able to interrogate research more critically and appreciate its strengths and weaknesses. This volume provides this information for an audience of researchers, policymakers, students and lecturers in higher education." "The authors seek to create a dialogue with the reader about issues relevant to the philosophy of research and stimulate interest in how philosophy plays out in the real, everyday political world, not least in education. Unlike many existing volumes on the market, this book creates a space in which readers can use the tools for thinking that the authors describe to interrogate their own experience."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.007/2
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1028
LC item number
.B758 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Research in higher education
  • Reasearch in higher education ContinuumFirm
Label
Philosophies of research into higher education, Brian J. Brown and Sally Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical research (p. [159]-183) and index
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Contents
Ch. 1. Theories of knowledge and theories of society -- Ch. 2. The truth is out there? Positivism and realism -- Ch. 3. Interpretative approaches, ethnographies of higher education and the description of experience -- Ch. 4. Philosophies of research in education: Knowledge in education and knowledge of education -- Ch. 5. Evidence-based practice in higher education -- Ch. 6. Conclusion: Philosophies of research and philosophies of higher education
Control code
000041290466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780826494177
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007006776
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.b22901802
System control number
  • mb22901802
  • (OCoLC)225079240

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