Lincoln, Yvonna S., and Egan G. Egon, "Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions, and Emerging Confluences," pp. 163-188 in Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln , eds., The Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000.
Presents five paradigms of qualitative research (postivism, postpositivism, critical theory, constructivism, participatory) with basic beliefs in each, and analyzes positions each of them take on thirteen issues (e. g., criteria of quality, control, voice).
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum
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