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Playing It by the Rules: The Politics of Research in 'Race' and Education

Paul Connolly
British Educational Research Journal
Vol. 18, No. 2 (1992), pp. 133-148
Published by: Wiley on behalf of BERA
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1501168
Page Count: 16
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Playing It by the Rules: The Politics of Research in 'Race' and Education
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Abstract

This article offers an examination of the interplay between politics, ethics, theory and methodology as they impact upon social research, through a critical analysis of the ethnographic study conducted by Peter Foster. It will be argued that his highly contentious claim, to have found no manifestations of racism (either direct or indirect) throughout his study of an inner-city, multi-ethnic comprehensive school was, in the last analysis, both misleading and inaccurate. It will be contended that such claims were based upon a research design and methodology which were ultimately determined by his own political orientation and the ethical and theoretical positions which he developed as a consequence.

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