Herda, Ellen A., Research Conversations and Narrative: A Critical Hermenuetic Orientation in Participating Inquiry. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999.


Ellen A. Herda


Describes a protocal for field-based hermeneutic inquiry and its research implications; draws a clear contrast between positivist and a critical hermenuetic orientation to research; traces the philosophical contributions of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, and Ricoeur to hermenuetic inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Hermeneutic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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