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On Michael Bassey's concept of the fuzzy generalisation

Hammersley, Martyn (2001). On Michael Bassey's concept of the fuzzy generalisation. Oxford Review of Education, 27(2) pp. 219–225.

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Abstract

This article is a response to Michael Bassey's argument that case study research, and educational and social research generally, ought to be aimed at producing 'fuzzy' generalisations and predictions. His characterisation of these is examined against the background of the other types of generalisation he discusses. The conclusion reached is that what he has identified is not a distinct type of generalisation but a mode of formulation that ought to be employed in all predictions for practical use derived from scientific generalisations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 Taylor & Francis, Ltd
ISSN: 0305-4985
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: 20507
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 11:50
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20507
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