Faculty Publications

Title

Quality in educational research

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Criteria, Neorealism, Philosophy, Quality, Relativism

Journal/Book/Conference Title

A Companion to Research in Education

Volume

9789400768093

First Page

375

Last Page

385

Abstract

At a time when a methodical criterion is no longer a possibility for judging the quality of social and educational research, considerable concern has arisen over how to sort out good research from the not-so-good. This chapter discusses the philosophical disputes that now circumscribe this issue, with a particular focus on neorealist and relativist approaches to the assessment of research quality. For the former, some prospect still exists for non-time and -place contingent criteria; for the latter, criteria only can be contingent on time and place.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1007/978-94-007-6809-3_50

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