Theory and Educational Research: Toward Critical Social Explanation

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Most empirical researchers avoid the use of theory in their studies, providing data but little or no social explanation. Theoreticians, on the other hand, rarely test their ideas with empirical projects. As this groundbreaking volume makes clear, however, neither data nor theory alone is adequate to the task of social explanation--rather they form and inform each other as the inquiry process unfolds. Theory and Educational Research bridges the age-old theory/research divide by demonstrating how researchers can use ...

Theory and Educational Research: Toward Critical Social Explanation 2008, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415990424

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