This book helps students understand the use of specialist vocabulary and terminology of educational and social science research. The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students how to use specialist research terminology appropriately, how to understand the meaning of research terms, and how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood.

Introducing Research Questions and Aims

Chapter objectives

This chapter will help you to:

  • Understand the philosophical context to research aims.
  • Explore the sociological background to research questions.
  • Analyse the methodological framework within which research aims can be set.

Terms used

The following terms are discussed in this chapter: a posteriori; a priori; argument; autonomy; causation; collectivity; ...

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