October 1986
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct1986, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
The article discusses the different types of research methods which have been used traditionally by researchers in education. The article explains that there are three basic method types; positivistic, interpretive, and critical. The positivistic method emphasizes the researcher's perspective. The interpretive emphasizes the participant's perspective. The critical emphasizes both perspectives. The author suggests, for a variety of reasons, that research could be conducted in a better fashion if a harmony of approaches was used by educators. A discussion of how a harmony such as this affected the author's doctoral research at college is included.


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