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

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Hermeneutic Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes


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