Taking a Critical Stance in Research
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"Most important to all these critical stances in research is the desire to transform existing forms of social organisation. The purpose of research conducted within the critical paradigms is not just to describe or understand social phenomena but also to change them. This is in contrast to the purposes of traditional research which are most often to explain or understand the social world."
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Grogan, M. & Simmons, J. M. (2012). Taking a critical stance in research. In A. R. J. Briggs, M. Coleman, & M. Morrison (Eds), Research methods in educational leadership and management (3rd ed.) (pp. 29-45). London: Sage Publications.