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Theory and anti-theory


by Lawrence Baines — February 09, 2005

This commentary questions an over reliance on “big theory,” deductive approaches to research and advocates for the legitimation of inductive and elective approaches.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 09, 2005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11721, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 8:59:53 AM

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  • Lawrence Baines
    University of Oklahoma
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    LAWRENCE BAINES is a professor of English Education at The University of Oklahoma. His latest books are Teaching Challenging Texts (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) and Project-based Writing in Science (Sense Publishers, 2014).
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