Watkins, John M., "A Postmodern Critical Theory of Research Use," Knowledge and Policy, 7( No. 4, 1994/1995), 55-78.*


John M. Watkins


Explains critical realism as a perspective for viewing knowledge use; contrasts positivism, interpretivism, and critical perspectives as they have been employed in theories of knowledge creation, dissemination, and use.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization


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