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The first book on the market that deals specifically with postmodern approaches to research in the field of science education
Specifically designed for beginning science education researchers but also of interest to more experienced researchers
A tightly edited volume that provides a coherent treatment of the issues
This volume offers a unique set of research exemplars for science, mathematics and technology educators. The volume explores the important challenge of how to translate leading-edge methodologies into practical research strategies and techniques. The book is divided into three major sections, The Golden Age of Research, Meeting the Research Crises and A New Era of Research, with chapters exploring a variety of methodologies and representational forms and texts. These include historical, narrative, literary, phenomenological, autobiographical, virtual and performance texts, among others.
Qualitative Research in Postmodern Times is an exciting and accessible book that will be essential reading for science, mathematics and technology educators interested in new forms of educational research. Beginning researchers will find it practically helpful in planning and conducting their research studies, while experienced researchers will welcome new theoretical insights into postmodern methodologies.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Methodologie - Natur - mathematics - mathematics education - planning - postmodern research - research methodologies and methods - science - science education - technology
Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Contemporary Qualitative Research for Science and Mathematics Educators Peter C. Taylor and John Wallace SECTION I: MOVING FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF RESEARCH Chapter 2: Working with Critical Feedback to Improve Research Writing Patricia Forster Chapter 3: Understanding Teacher Understanding: An Ethical Challenge Adrienne T. Gibson Chapter 4: Historicity, Narrative and Metaphor: My Journey through Historical Research Robyn White Chapter 5: Understanding the Self as Instrument Judith Mulholland Chapter 6: Exploring Students’ Futures Images David Lloyd Chapter 7: School Science Stories and a Strategy of Action for Cultural Transformation Catherine Milne SECTION II: MEETING THE RESEARCH CRISES Chapter 8: Exploring Students’ Learning Experiences through Narrative Tales Vaille Dawson Chapter 9: Naturalistic Inquiry in Cross-Cultural Research: A Narrative Turn Jill Slay Chapter 10: A Question of Balance: Critical Incidents, Tensions and Curriculum Change Bob Fitzpatrick Chapter 11: Out of the Ashes: An Autoethnography Russel Montgomery Chapter 12: The Impact of a Research Vignette on My Metaphorical Understandings John Willison Chapter 13: Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Impressionist Tales and Secret Stories of Life in Classrooms David Geelan SECTION III: A NEW ERA OF RESEARCH Chapter 14: Being Punk Helps to Perform a Phenomenological Study Georgina Hawley Chapter 15: A Journey in the Construction of Meaning: Experiencing and Accounting for Emergent Research Methodology Kwena Masha Chapter 16: Excavating A Researcher’s Moral Sensitivities: An Autobiographical Research Approach Elizabeth Settelmaier Chapter 17:Developing Perspectival Understanding Les Pereira Chapter 18: Beyond Bricolage Tanya Vernon Chapter 19: Storying, Critical Reflexivity and Imagination Bal Chandra Luitel Contributors Citation Index Index