Paradigms of Research for the 21st Century: Perspectives and Examples from Practice (Counterpoints #436) (Paperback)

Paradigms of Research for the 21st Century: Perspectives and Examples from Practice (Counterpoints #436) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Other), Antonina Lukenchuk (Editor) Cover Image

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This is book number 436 in the Counterpoints series.


What is research and who is a researcher? Why engage in research and what can be its value? How do we come to know what lies beyond our horizons? Paradigms of Research for the 21st Century opens the door for wondering about these and other questions pertaining to the nature and process of educational research. It offers an insightful and detailed account of Western and non-Western philosophical traditions and perspectives on reality, knowledge, and values that have been responsive to past and present developments of educational research in North America. These accounts form a paradigm - a system of inquiry, a model, or a way of knowing. Empirical-analytic, pragmatic, interpretive, critical, poststructuralist, and transcendental paradigms are distinguished as an alternative to a quantitative-qualitative typology of paradigms in educational research. This book can be used for introductory and advanced research methods courses at the master's and doctoral levels.

About the Author

Antonina Lukenchuk (PhD, Chernivtsi University, Ukraine; EdD, Northern Illinois University) is Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Research at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. Her recent publications include chapters in edited volumes, articles in various journals, and a book, Reflections on the Nature of Self in the World and Adult Education: A Search for Inclusive Ways of Knowing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433118029
ISBN-10: 1433118025
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: June 26th, 2013
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints