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Author Brown, B. J. (Brian J.)

Title Philosophies of research into higher education / Brian J. Brown and Sally Baker
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
Series Research in higher education
Research in higher education (Continuum (Firm))
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Chapter 1 Theories of knowledge and theories of society; Chapter 2 The truth is out there? Positivism and realism; Chapter 3 Interpretative approaches, ethnographies of higher education and the description of experience; Chapter 4 Philosophies of research in education: Knowledge in education and knowledge of education; Chapter 5 Evidence-based practice in higher education; Chapter 6 Conclusion: Philosophies of research and philosophies of higher education; References
Summary Research in higher education could be more useful, innovative and better designed if we were clearer about the philosophical and epistemological basis of the theories that underlie our research methods. People who have to interpret research would do a better job if they were able to interrogate research more critically and appreciate its strengths and weaknesses. This volume€provides this information for an audience of researchers, policymakers, students and lecturers in higher education. €. The authors seek to create a dialogue with the reader about issues relevant to the philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical research (pages 159-183) and index
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Subject Education -- Research -- Philosophy.
Education, Higher.
Form Electronic book
Author Baker, Sally.
ISBN 1283122510
1441126198 (electronic bk.)
9781441126191 (electronic bk.)