Maxwell, Joseph A., "Causal Explanation, Qualitative Research, and Scientific Inquiry in Education," Educational Researcher, 33(March, 2004), 3-11.


Analyzes the difference between causality in scientific inquiry construed as "existing" and contrued as "how it occurs;" argues that the latter kind of causality can be seen through qualitative studies while the former through experiments.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Qualitative Research, Knowledge Generation


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