Stimulated by late-1990s debate in the UK on quality, effectiveness and usefulness of educational research (reports by OFSTED, DFEE and NFER), this book shows how to improve research, combining principles and practice, and offers case studies from primary, secondary, tertiary and adult sectors.
"This collection is to be commended for its genuine attempt to link epistemological questions to the quality of education research. It provides an accessible account of the ideas of an important philosopher who has been relatively neglected by educational theorists. It is likely to be of interest to researchers and policy-makers, as well as to philosophers of education." International Journal of Educational Development