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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.

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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 Item
Copyright Holders: 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 0305-4985
Keywords: Qualitative research; educational research
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20391
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 11:59
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:33
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