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By Scott Bulfin, Nicola F. Johnson, Chris Bigum

This ebook bargains serious readings of concerns in schooling and expertise and demonstrates how researchers can use serious views from sociology, electronic media, cultural reviews, and different fields to develop the "ed-tech" examine mind's eye, open up new themes, ask new questions, boost idea, and articulate an schedule for knowledgeable motion.

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Also in response to question 4, a different participant indicated their dislike of qualitative research based on the following: Research which relies upon qualitative evidence to support interpretations. The “science” academic community are never convinced. To use ICT across all disciplines to support learning and teaching, there needs to be unequivocal, statistical evidence from advocates. (professor, Education) Work of Theory in Ed-Tech Research M 39 This respondent focused on methodologies and methods rather than theoretical approaches.

They added four more: the role of the researcher(s), the objectives of the project, the type of technology, and the “types of targeted learning outcomes” (p. 288). Here, technology has been split into the many forms that one might anticipate are in use in classrooms. Software is named. Hardware is implicit. There are brief synopses of the papers’ accounts of the success of projects. Success is being done. , in terms of the ordering or coincidence of a series of factors, like the IF . . THEN idea you described.

22 M Bigum and Rowan Leonie: Does this mean that critical sociology is also a form of category- based analysis? Chris: In a word, yes. Critical sociologists use categories, but they tend to be of a different order than those of the ET. What characterizes the scholarship of critical sociologists are terms that point to generic influences or forces. As Bruno Latour (2005), writing about critical sociology, rather unkindly puts it: When faced with new situations and new objects, it risks simply repeating that they are woven out of the same tiny repertoire of already recognized forces: power, domination, exploitation, legitimization, fetishization, reification.

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