The good, the popular and the bad: different shades of ‘theory’ use in educational research

Mathai, Sindhu (2021) The good, the popular and the bad: different shades of ‘theory’ use in educational research. Contemporary Education Dialogue. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2249-5320

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Abstract

‘Theory’ may refer to a system of ideas, principles or frameworks which are overarching, and serve as an anchor to understand and generalise about particular instances and experiences. It also provides conceptual and analytical frameworks which govern the ways in which questions are asked, the research methodologies and methods we choose, as well as writing practices. While the ‘doing of research’ often takes precedence over foregrounding our theoretical underpinnings, it is meaningful to understand where our ideas come from, whether current or past, and how these considerations contribute to what we deem ‘research worthy’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational research, Analysis
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2021 19:14
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2021 19:14
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2534
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F09731849211000180

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