Ericson, David P. and Frederick S. Ellet, Jr., "Interpretation, Understanding, and Educational Research," Teachers College Record, 83(Summer, 1982), 497-513.
Describes and critiques the empirical science approach to educational research and suggests the usefulness of seeking interpretive understanding.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study
Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes
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