Baez, Benjamin, and Deron Boyles, The Politics of Inquiry: Educational Research and the 'Culture of Science'. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009.


Analyzes and critiques several aspects of recent U. S. laws which favor certain definitions of scientific educational research; provides in-depth philosophical analysis and arguments on this and other topics such as Dewey's ideas on educational research, doctoral training in educational research, governing through science, and the grants culture in educational research.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development


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