Educational research as science?

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What makes educational research scientific? And should we be worried whether it is? This chapter approaches these questions from a philosophical perspective, while also introducing some relevant work from twentieth-century philosophy of science. It discusses scientific method, confirmation, the distinction between theory and observation, the aim of science, and the relative merits of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA companion to research in education
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789400768086
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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