Walker, Decker F., "Methodological Issues in Curriculum Research," pp. 98-118 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992.


Reviews writings on scientific and qualitative research methods in general and in curriculum, and proposes a method of formative curriculum research appropriate to use with practical curriculum problems.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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