Layers of reflectivity in comparative research

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Kauko , J , Gorodski Centeno , V , Piattoeva , N , Candido , H , Gurova , G , Medvedeva , A , Santos , I , Suominen , O & Zhou , X 2018 , Layers of reflectivity in comparative research . in J Kauko , R Rinne & T Takala (eds) , Politics of Quality in Education : A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and Russia . Routledge research in international and comparative education , Routledge , London , pp. 18-43 . https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203712306-2

Title: Layers of reflectivity in comparative research
Author: Kauko, Jaakko; Gorodski Centeno, Vera; Piattoeva, Nelli; Candido, Helena; Gurova, Galina; Medvedeva, Anna; Santos, Iris; Suominen, Olli; Zhou, Xingguo
Other contributor: Kauko, Jaakko
Rinne, Risto
Takala, Tuomas
Contributor organization: Department of Education
AGORA for the study of social justice and equality in education -research centre
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 26
Belongs to series: Politics of Quality in Education
Belongs to series: Routledge research in international and comparative education
ISBN: 978-1-138-55973-8
978-0-203-71230-6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203712306-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310218
Abstract: This chapter addresses the empirical and analytical questions of our research. It draws on the idea of reflective research and discusses the questions of case selection and comparability, as well as the questions of power and interpretation arising from fieldwork, data collection, and comparative analysis. Research journey narratives are used to consider field access and ethical issues, and they produce another layer of research data about the manifestations of QAE. The chapter also reflects on differences in the availability of data from the three countries and the limitations in this regard for a comparative analysis. To compare the dynamics which emerge in the politics of quality in the different contexts, the chapter describes the analytical dimensions the book uses in more depth and discusses the abductive research design, in which theoretical and empirical work are complementary. The conclusion discusses how fieldwork can be used to understand the studied phenomenon.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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