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Comment by Damian Knipe on October 18, 2010 at 7:53
I am having major problems understanding and interpreting philosophical concepts used in the methodological literature for educational research, for example, 'empiricisim', 'epistemology', 'ontology', 'phenomenology', 'positivism', 'postmodernism', 'pragmatism', 'realism', 'relativism', etc. I know that philosophical ideas are complicated at first, but I just don't get them!!! Any help would be greatly welcomed and appreciated!
Comment by Damian Knipe on October 11, 2010 at 11:10
Glad to become a member of this discussion group. I am currently beginning a taught Doctorate in Education (EdD) at Queen's University Belfast, N.Ireland and I'm currently reading articles to give me an overview of Educational Research. What would you suggest is the fundamental aspect of Educational Research for postgraduate students?
Comment by Qazi Muhammad Adnan Hye on October 9, 2010 at 6:27
I am Qazi Muhammad Adnan Hye from Pakistan.
Comment by Benedict Iorzer Labe on October 1, 2010 at 17:36
I am a PhD candidate at the Federal University of Technology, Yola - Nigeria. I am working on a dissertation thesis "The readiness of trainee technical teachers to engage in technological tasks". Right now I'm stuck and don't know which way to turn. I'm having problems with conceptualizing individuals' readiness to engage in a task. After examining literature from the problem solving, school readiness, academic attainment, organizational and individual change readiness as well as the ordinary language usage of the term, I am yet to come across a coherent and consistent conceptualization and definition of "readiness" as a construct. The only thing I can so far say for sure is that, readiness is a multidimensional construct. But, many of the constructs included as readiness measures such as 'willingness' defy conceptual clarity. Most others such as ability and affect (emotional reaction) appear to me as antecedents of readiness and redundant with the prevalent conceptions of motivation. Please, could someone assist me to clear the fog in my head by either explaining to me what the construct 'willingness' means conceptually and empirically or pointing me to a clear and concise definition of 'readiness to engage in a task' that could be verified empirically. Thanks in advance.

/Benedict Iorzer Labe
Comment by Assim Abdul on September 16, 2010 at 20:53
I am a phd student.Can any one advice me on bilingual interview transcription? Many thanks
Comment by Sunny Bose on September 1, 2010 at 6:14

What kind of data do you exactly need ? .... If you can say the ned for datathat would be beneficial because real life dataset about life time of a product sounds veryabstruse and unclear.
Comment by yasar mahmood on August 31, 2010 at 11:27
i need a real life data set about the lifetime of any product, e.g., lifetime of light bulbs etc as soon as possible. is there any one who can provide me a data set.
Comment by Matthew ATINYO on August 8, 2010 at 0:49
Having problems with data on volume of trade across Ecowas borders. Any help?
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on July 28, 2010 at 13:17
Hello, I am new on methodspace, does anyone know the best free online software I can use to analyse and quantify case files
Comment by Muhammad Rafiq on July 27, 2010 at 13:11
Shahzada Gulfam - I believe mixed methods will be appropriate for you. However it will depend on theoretical framework of your research.

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