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Is Educational Research Distinctive?


by D. Bob Gowin 1972

Educational research is distinctive when criteria from both education and research can be jointly used. Why should such a tediously obvious thing need to be said? The reason for saying it is that many writers on the topic of educational research do not say it. Worse still, what they do say about educational research quite often leads us away from the search for educational criteria.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 71, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 5, 1972, p. 9-25
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19492, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 9:55:36 AM

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  • D. Gowin
    Cornell University
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    D. BOB GOWIN is a Professor of Educational Foundations and Chairman of the Division of History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Education in the Department of Education at Cornell University.
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