Principia Methodologica: Theory and methodology in educational research
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011
The purpose of this course is to serve as an introduction to the intellectual traditions which ground research in education and the social professions generally. Primary grounding will be developed from the philosophy and history of the social sciences, with a strong additional point of departure building from the history and philosophy of science more generally.
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. examine and discuss a range of philosophical approaches to foundational issues in educational research;
2. critically engage in debates on the philosophical premises of differing research methodological traditions;
3. articulate a coherent philosophical basis for the methodological choices made in the construction of educational research; and
4. demonstrate cogent reasoning and understanding of the philosophy of educational research.
|Content||The following questions are foundational to the content of the course:
- What are the methodological consequences of specific ontological and epistemological positions?
- What central methodological tenets and virtues are implied by differing philosophical positions?
- How do we understanding the relationship between the intended audience of research production and its philosophical foundation?
- What is the place of the normative in the production of educational research?
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term