'From 'wickedity' to tameness? Reflections on the application of critical realism to researching higher education'

Crawford, Karin and Wright, Jenny (2010) 'From 'wickedity' to tameness? Reflections on the application of critical realism to researching higher education'. In: Higher Education Close-up 5, 20-22 July 2010, Lancaster University, England.

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This presentation and short paper is jointly authored and draws on the reflections and experiences of two researchers in South African and English higher education contexts in which they teach. Responding to Trowler’s (2009: 1) Think Piece, the authors examine their ‘application of theory to close up research’, explicating their experiences of undertaking research influenced and guided by the ontological meta-theory of critical realism, both to steer methodology and illuminate analysis during their doctoral research.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Presentation)
Keywords:Critical realism, higher education research, theory, South Africa
Subjects:X Education > X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X Education > X210 Research skills
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:Professional services > Educational Development and Enhancement Unit
ID Code:3213
Deposited By: Karin Crawford
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 09:04
Last Modified:13 Oct 2014 10:39

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