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Metodologické otázky srovnávací pedagogiky : podněty pro koncipování komparativních studií

Title in English Methodological Issues in Comparative Education : Inspiration for Designing Comparative Studies


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pedagogická orientace
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords Comparative education; purposs of comparative research; designs of comparative studies; case studies; large-scale surveys; methods of data collection; comparison approach; and localization of cases
Description The aim of this paper is to discuss methodological approaches which have emerged in comparative education during its recent development and which have been currently using, in the form of critical review. Authors have sought information primarily in the foreign literature over the last two decades. Methodological issues in comparative education are usually addressed through the following categories: purpose of comparative studies (description, analysis, explanation, prediction), research design (case studies, large-scale surveys), various theoretical and methodological approaches (plurality of methods and research techniques), models of comparison and the width and depth of comparative studies (local, regional, global), used sources (data collection, meta-analysis of existing data, documents), the role of researchers and finally methodological limits of comparative studies. The purpose of this paper is to provide a picture of possible options, which researchers could start with in designing their own comparative studies, in some cases also followed by examples of already existing comparative researches.
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