Monthly Archives: Dec 2016

EDEV_507 Week 8 Initial Post

Purpose The field of epistemic cognition (EC) has been extensively researched since the 1960s (J. A. Greene, Sandoval, & Bråten, 2016). As of 2016, a number of foundational constructs have been established, including include the ontology of epistemological stages (e.g. … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 7_5

I sense a similarity between your study of reasons for the high dropout rate amongst black students and my attempt to map the personal epistemic cognition (EC) of Japanese university students. In both cases, there has been a significant body … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 7_4

Continuing our discussion on the reliability of findings in a grounded study approach, I’d like to comment on the notion of subjectivity. Gasson’s (2004) metaphor of the hot stove (p. 85) inadvertently highlights a serious issue in generalisation: namely; “If … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 7_3

Like you (W, I presume), I’m also in the process of learning about grounded theory (GT). I find the methodology to be intense, intellectually challenge and replete with potentially contradictory claims. Avoiding those contradictions is, as far as I can … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 7_2

“If you wonder about how stable your claims about existence are, would it make sense to merely investigate the existence and the very patterns and suggest in your section on further research for others to take generalizations forward?” (Amann, 2016). … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 7_1

Thank you for your comment. The issue of construct validity and sample size is made complex by the acceptability of single case research and Yin’s argument for analytic generalisation (Yin, 2008). Without such an argument, the purely statistical probabilistic calculations … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 7 Initial Post

Module 7 primary focus is the development of a research plan that will form the foundation for the one that will underpin the actual doctoral thesis proposal. And as a doctoral thesis is partially a vehicle for demonstrating the ability … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 6_5

I feel the force of your argument. That’s a good thing. I’m glad that you feel strongly about informing participants of research findings. Personally, I see no problem in doing so, either. My point, however, is that there is no … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 6_4

I did the LAUR754 Ethical Issues for Practitioner-Researcher Masterclass in July. Doing the week-long course is to be recommended, and I expect that you will derive much benefit from it. (Ah! This reminded me of a question I had about … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 6_3

You bring up the messy topic of plagiarism. Although I fully accept the need for doctoral candidates to show the lineage of their thoughts, there is a cultural aspect of plagiarism that prevents a simple dismissal of texts that are … Continue reading

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