Broadening the Research Perspective in Special Education
For most of the 20th century, quantitative research has been the predominant methodology used to expand the knowledge base in special education. However, there is growing recognition of the limitations of quantitative research (Campbell, 1979; Rist, 1980). Thus, the purpose of this article is to examine a different methodology, i.e., qualitative research, as a way to broaden the research perspective in special education. Qualitative research is defined and compared to quantitative research. Subsequently, areas in which qualitative methodology could make a contribution to research in special education are discussed. © 1984, Council for Exceptional Children. All rights reserved.
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Stainback, Susan and Stainback, William, "Broadening the Research Perspective in Special Education" (1984). Faculty Publications. 4818.