How qualitative research contributes – Daniel Willingham


Last week I discussed the case Carl Wieman made that education research and physics have more in common than people commonly appreciate. I mentioned in passing Wieman’s suggestion that random control trials—often referred to as the “gold standard” of evidence—are not the be-all and end-all of research, and that qualitative research contributes too. But I didn’t say how it contributes, and neither did Wieman (at least in the paper I discussed). Here, I offer a suggestion.

via How qualitative research contributes – Daniel Willingham.



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