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dc.contributor.advisorZachariah, Mathew
dc.contributor.authorMouat, Thomas William
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T17:01:53Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T17:01:53Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationMouat, T. W. (1992). In search of a research paradigm for comparative education: chaos theory and the world-economy model (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23179en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315832290en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/31312
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 155-161.en
dc.description.abstractResearch theory and methods in comparative education lack a coherent, unifying, conceptual framework. No such framework exists because no paradigm has been demonstrated which is capable of offering problem-solutions for all questions currently under study. To create a unifying framework it is necessary to appreciate the nature of paradigms. The concept "paradigm", in turn, offers a vehicle for investigating the development of research in comparative education. Investigation demonstrates that the Newtonian conceptual framework and the nation-state structural model inhibit a fruitful reformulation of the paradigm. It is proposed that replacing Newton's conceptual framework with the framework provided by Prigogine's theory of dissipative structures (chaos theory) and the nation-state model with a model based upon Wallerstein's world economy model permit a coherent reformulation. A unifying paradigm based upon these theories is formulated and a problem for analysis within the resulting conceptual framework is outlined.
dc.format.extentix, 190 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccLB 43 M68 1993en
dc.subject.lcshComparative education - Research
dc.subject.lcshEducation - Research
dc.titleIn search of a research paradigm for comparative education: chaos theory and the world-economy model
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23179
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Policy and Administrative Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccLB 43 M68 1993en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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