Educational Research - the Ethics and Aesthetics of Statistics

Statistics are everywhere. Their power and their undoubted efficacy in many areas have given rise to faith in measurement and metrics. More of them will tell us all that we need to know. Their use carries with it a number of presuppositions: that reality can be satisfactorily represented and that it...

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Main Author: Smeyers, Paul
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Depaepe, Marc (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2010, 2010
Edition:1st ed. 2010
Series:Educational Research
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Representation or Hard Evidence? The Use of Statistics in Education and Educational Research
  • The Lure of Statistics for Educational Researchers
  • Dazzling Statistics? On the University Expansion in Flanders and the Need for Research into the History of Education that Transcends Quantifying Sociology
  • Child Maltreatment in the Last 50 Years: The Use of Statistics
  • Constructing Social Unity and Presenting Clear Predictions: The Promise of Public Opinion Pollsters to Measure and Educate Society
  • n = 1: The Science and Art of the Single Case in Educational Research
  • To Frame the Unframable: Quantifying Irregular Migrants’ Presence
  • European Citizenship and Evidence-Based Happiness
  • The Persuasive Power of Figures and the Aesthetics of the Dirty Backyards of Statistics in Educational Research
  • The Good, the Beautiful and the Literate: Making Statistics Accessible for Action
  • Statistics and the Inference to the Best Explanation: Living Without Complexity?
  • Performativity, Statistics and Bloody Words
  • A Bubble for the Spirit Level: Metricophilia, Rhetoric and Philosophy
  • Calling to Account