Educational Values and the Link to Methodology

  • Karen McArdle
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods book series (PSERM)


This chapter focuses on Values and assumptions that characterise methodology, seeking to make these explicit so that one does not follow orthodoxies in choices but rather seeks coherence with the Values that underpin the researcher’s choices. It is important to read this chapter with the previous chapters in mind as methodology suffers from being singled out as a discrete practice, independent of philosophy, theory and design considerations, all of which are interlinked in the research processes that embrace methodology. The second half of this chapter focuses on a much-neglected dimension of research, the practical implementation of research practice and the values and virtues in particular that this demands.


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  • Karen McArdle
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  1. 1.University of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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