Thomas, Gary, "Changing Our Landscape of Inquiry for a New Science of Education," Harvard Education Review, 82(Spring, 2012), 226-51.


Gary Thomas


Argues that education research misunderstands the nature of scientific method; gives a revised view and urges the cultivation of a new education science that is a part of education practice.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Action Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Practical Knowledge


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