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Educational Research and Evidence Based Policy: The Mixed-Method Approach of the EPPE Project

Siraj-Blatchford, Iram and Sammons, Pam and Taggart, Brenda and Sylva, Kathy and Melhuish, Edward (2006) Educational Research and Evidence Based Policy: The Mixed-Method Approach of the EPPE Project. Evaluation and Research in Education, 19 (2). pp. 63-82. ISSN 0950-0790

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Additional Information: This paper challenges naïve, generalised theoretical claims of technicism in large-scale, projects against the realities of conducting one recent and influential early years study: The Effective Provision of Preschool Education (EPPE) Project. The paper provides an account of the EPPE research and also locates the study in terms of the contemporary literature on Mixed Methods Research and its philosophical underpinnings. It is argued that similar mixed method approaches may be applied throughout education to escape many of the problems identified by those still engaged in ‘paradigm wars’. The paper concludes with a discussion of the wider implications for educational research in the UK and for evidence based policy in particular.
Controlled Keywords: Children (not specific age group), England, Pre-school
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Early Years and Primary Education
IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 12:33
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:48
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/5301
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