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When does a way of working become a methodology?

Duffin, J. and Simpson, A. (2000) 'When does a way of working become a methodology?', The journal of mathematical behavior., 19 (2). pp. 175-188.


We discuss the question of how to determine what are valid methodologies in mathematics education and the problems associated with developing new ways of working into acceptable research methods. We develop the idea of a two-stage validation process and look at the consequences for communicating between what we term methodological neighbours, an alternative diffusion model that explores the relationship between teachers and researchers, and the role of the PhD within the validation process. We then describe our own way of working and suggest how it is beginning to evolve into a methodology.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Methodology, Learning theory, Validation, Introspection
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Publisher statement:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in The journal of mathematical behavior. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in The journal of mathematical behavior, 19/2, 2000, 10.1016/S0732-3123(00)00043-2
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Date deposited:12 February 2015
Date of first online publication:2000
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