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The relevance of qualitative research

Hammersley, Martyn (2000). The relevance of qualitative research. Oxford Review of Education, 26(3-4) pp. 393–405.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713688545
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Abstract

This paper addresses the relevance of qualitative inquiry to policymaking and practice; against the background of recent attacks on educational research generally, and on qualitative work in particular. It outlines the contribution of the latter, referring to some examples of this kind of work over the past couple of decades. The discussion is organised around the five capacities ascribed to symbolic interactionist/phenomenological research by David Hargreaves in an article published in 1978: 'appreciative', 'designatory', 'reflective', 'immunological', and 'corrective'. It is argued that today there is more need than ever for research serving these functions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 0305-4985
Keywords: Qualitative research; educational research
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20391
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 11:59
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20391
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