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    Darrell P. Rowbottom & Sarah Jane Aiston (2006). The Myth of 'Scientific Method' in Contemporary Educational Research. Journal of Philosophy of Education 40 (2):137–156.
    Whether educational research should employ the ‘scientific method’ has been a recurring issue in its history. Hence, textbooks on research methods continue to perpetuate the idea that research students ought to choose between competing camps: ‘positivist’ or ‘interpretivist’. In reference to one of the most widely referred to educational research methods textbooks on the market—namely Research Methods in Education by Cohen, Manion, and Morrison—this paper demonstrates the misconception of science in operation and the perversely false dichotomy that has become enshrined (...)
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    Darrell P. Rowbottom & Sarah Jane Aiston (2011). The Use and Misuse of Taxpayers' Money: Publicly-Funded Educational Research. British Educational Research Journal 37 (4):631-655.
    How should educational research be contracted? And is there anything wrong with the way that public funding of educational research is currently administered? We endeavour to answer these questions by appeal to the work of two of the most prominent philosophers of science of the twentieth century, namely Popper and Kuhn. Although their normative views of science are radically different, we show that they would nonetheless agree on a number of key rules concerning the extent to which scientific practice should (...)
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    Sarah Jane Aiston (2009). Taming the River: Negotiating the Academic, Financial, and Social Currents in Selective Colleges and Universities ‐ Edited by C. Z. Charles, M. J. Fischer, M. A. Mooney and D. S. Massey. [REVIEW] British Journal of Educational Studies 57 (4):449-451.
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