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Title: The Theory Question in Research Capacity Building in Education: Towards an Agenda for Research and Practice
Authors: Biesta, G J J
Allan, Julie
Edwards, Richard
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Keywords: educational research
capacity building
educational theory
purposes of research
purposes of theory
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Biesta GJJ, Allan J & Edwards R (2011) The Theory Question in Research Capacity Building in Education: Towards an Agenda for Research and Practice, British Journal of Educational Studies, 59 (3), pp. 225-239.
Abstract: The question of capacity building in education has predominantly been approached with regard to the methods and methodologies of educational research. Far less attention has been given to capacity building in relation to theory. In many ways the latter is as pressing an issue as the former, given that good research depends on a combination of high quality techniques and high quality theorising. The ability to capitalise on capacity building in relation to methods and methodologies may therefore well be restricted by a lack of attention to theory. In this paper we make a case for capacity building with regard to theory, explore the different roles of theory in educational research, and provide an outline of an agenda for capacity building with regard to theory.
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