Strike, Kenneth, and George Posner, "Types of Synthesis and Their Criteria," pp. 345-362 in Spencer A. Ward and Linda J. Reed, eds., Knowledge Structure and Use: Implications for Synthesis and Interpretation . Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983.


Presents a classification scheme with examples for various types of syntheses (inductive, dialectics, interdisciplinary, and quasi-synthesis), along with a discussion of applicable criteria.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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