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Its Theory All the Way Down: On the Uses of Theory in Education Research

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Dr. Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His work focuses on symbolic boundaries in the Dynamics of cultural production and processes of identification in the educational context.

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“Being consistent or inconsistent is always heading towards something.”

– Dr. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández

Maxwell, J. (2005). Chapter 3: Conceptual framework: What do you think is going on? In Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach. SAGE.
“Ad hocery” is from Thomas, G. (1997). What’s the use of theory? Harvard Educational Review, 67(1), 75-104.

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