9780415899147

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educational Research: Case Studies from Europe and the Developing World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415899147

  • ISBN10:

    0415899141

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-10-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book provides an original perspective on a range of controversial issues in educational and social research through case studies of multi-disciplinary and mixed-method research involving children, teachers, schools and communities in Europe and the developing world. These case studies from researchers "across continents" and "across disciplines" explore a range of interesting issues, including the relevance of research approaches to very different national settings, and to the kinds of questions being asked; the barriers of language and culture between researcher and researched; articulating the thinking and feelings of very young children; the challenges of dealing with "partiality" of data; issues of identity, subjectivity and reflexivity; and transferring research approaches from one national setting to the problems posed in another.

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