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Lund, Thorleif – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2005
The purpose of this article is to critically examine some stated discrepancies between qualitative and quantitative research by taking actual studies as a starting point. It is argued that in ordinary empirical research within psychology and education, both approaches should be considered based on critical realism, and that the ordinary validity…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Educational Research
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Husu, Jukka – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
This paper advocates the argument that philosophical and empirical modes of inquiry are seldom brought together to gain a better understanding of pedagogical ethics in the natural settings of school life. Here, it is hoped that this kind of combination provides interpretative lenses for the deliberation of pedagogical practices. The paper aims to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teacher Responsibility, Ethics, Moral Values
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Backman, Jarl; And Others – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1984
Divided into poor readers and good readers, 144 Swedish students (13-14 years old) participated in an experiment in which oral reading speed, free recall, and summarization of narrative stories presented on videotex were studied as a function of reading skill, text structure, and physical factors. Good readers outperformed poor readers. (BRR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Sovik, Nils – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1984
An experiment designed as a combined laboratory and classroom study was done with 12 male Norwegian third graders with dysgraphic problems. The remedial program was based on cybernetic principles and individualized. Results favored the experimental program but were only significant with regard to accuracy scores; speed writing exercises were not…
Descriptors: Cybernetics, Dysgraphia, Elementary Education, Feedback
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Aho, Leena – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1984
Studied viewpoints of 12-year-old Finnish students concerning the relation between man and nature and their own relation toward the natural world. Examined the cognitive level of thought processes, emotional considerations, and experiences shown in pupils' opinions. Found social, socio-economical, ecological, and ethical considerations had greater…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Decision Making Skills, Ecology, Elementary Education
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Wright, Maijaliisa Rauste-von – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1984
In a longitudinal study of socialization processes, 182 Finnish students were asked--at ages 15 and 18--about the importance of schooling. At both ages 164 subjects considered schooling had terminal/instrumental value. By age 18 differences in other variables formed a consistent pattern, suggestive of two different life orientations toward…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Individual Development