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Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field

D. C. Phillips

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195312881.003.0022

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field

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This article evaluates extant philosophical critiques of educational research and discusses the scientific status, current state, and future promise of such research. It provides a more nuanced overview than is often given of the research terrain and its intellectual and methodological disputes. It discusses the problem of selecting exemplary research, the scope of educational research, the politicization of research methodology and the role of philosophers of education on educational research.

Keywords: educational research; intellectual disputes; methodological disputes; politicization; philosophers of education

Article.  11684 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Epistemology

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