Jackson, Philip W., "The Functions of Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 19(October, 1990), 3-9.*


Gives a critique of Cronbach and Suppes (1969), a review of newer research methods in education, and a plea for researchers to communicate with various audiences for their work.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization


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