Historical research in comparative education: A discussion of some methodological issues

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Abstract

In this article the author discusses some issues with conducting historical research, rooted in her own experiences. She focuses on four main points: minimising one's own biases, choosing a suitable research question, evaluating the quality of the sources and providing a balanced interpretation of events. She argues that using a historical approach to understand an educational phenomenon is both a fact-finding process and an opportunity to revisit one's own values, and is an important way to confirm or reinterpret what we know about current educational practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalResearch in Comparative and International Education
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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