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Basis of research

Bailey, R. (2001) Overcoming veriphobia - learning to love truth again, British Journal of Educational Studies, 49, 2, 159-172

Booth, W., Colomb, G. and Williams, J. (1995) The craft of research, Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Bridges, D. (1999) Educational research: pursuit of truth or flight into fancy?, British Educational Research Journal, 25, 5, 597-616

Collins, H. (1985) Changing order: replication and induction in scientific practice, Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Flyvbjerg, B. (2001) Making Social Science Matter: why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Goodman, N. (1973) Fact, fiction and forecast, New York: Bobs-Merrill

Guba, E. (1990) The paradigm dialog, London: Sage

Hammersley, M. (1995) The politics of social research, London: Sage

Huff, D. (1991) How to lie with statistics, Harmondsworth: Penguin

Huck, S. and Sandler, H. (1979) Rival hypotheses: alternative interpretations of data based conclusions, New York: Harper and Row

Labinger, J. and Collins, H. (2001 Eds.) The one culture? A conversation about science, Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Oakley, Ann (2000) Experiments in Knowing: gender and method in the social sciences, London: Polity Press

Phillips, D. (1992) The social scientist's bestiary, Oxford: Pergamon Press

Piper, H. and Stronach, I. (Eds) (2004) Education Research. Difference and Diversity, Aldershot: Ashgate

Pring, R. (2000) Philosophy of educational research, London: Continuum

Shacklock, G. and Smyth, J. (Eds) (1998) Being Reflexive in Critical Educational and Social research London: Falmer

Shavelson, R. and Towne, L. (2001) Scientific Inquiry in Education, report of the National Research Council, Washington: National Academy Press

Smith, J.K. and Hodkinson, P. (2002) Fussing about the Nature of Educational Research: the Neorealists versus the Relativists. A Review Essay. British Educational Research Journal, 28 (2) 291-296

Stronach, I. and Maclure, M. (1997) Educational Research Undone: the postmodern embrace Buckingham: Open University Press

Thouless, R. (1974) Straight and crooked thinking, London: Pan

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