Using a realist research methodology in policy analysis

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dc.contributor.author Lourie, M en
dc.contributor.author Rata, Elizabeth en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-28T00:39:59Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Educational Philosophy and Theory 49(1):17-30 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 0013-1857 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35383 en
dc.description.abstract The article describes the usefulness of a realist methodology in linking sociological theory to empirically obtained data through the development of a methodological device. Three layers of analysis were integrated: 1. the findings from a case study about Māori language education in New Zealand; 2. the identification and analysis of contradictions and vagueness in language education policy; and, 3. the explanation of these contradictions in terms deeper ideological forces underpinning bicultural politics in New Zealand. The paper makes two contributions to the literature. It demonstrates how a realist methodology can link theory and data, specifically in the discussion of the methodological device. It also generalises the findings in terms of how ideologies of ‘culture’ (i.e ‘culturalism’) inform the inclusion of culture in education in New Zealand and internationally. en
dc.publisher Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Educational Philosophy and Theory en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Using a realist research methodology in policy analysis en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00131857.2016.1167655 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 17 en
pubs.volume 49 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia en
pubs.end-page 30 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 529844 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Critical Studies in Education en
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-5812 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-28 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2016-05-08 en


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