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The profession of a 'methodological purist'?

Hammersley, Martyn (1998). The profession of a 'methodological purist'? In: Walford, Geoffrey ed. Doing Research about Education. London: Falmer Press, pp. 139–153.

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During the past ten years I have been engaged in a methodological investigation of the standards by which social and educational research ought to be assessed. In this chapter I will sketch the origins of this work, the course it has taken, and the reaction to it of some fellow researchers. In particular, I will address the criticism that the approach I have adopted amounts to 'methodological purism'.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1998 The Author
ISBN: 0-7507-0782-8, 978-0-7507-0782-4
Keywords: education; research; methodology
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20455
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 10:45
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:34
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