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SEMINAR: Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series

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Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics Other events...
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“Individual(s) ….embrace a new paradigm for all sorts of reasons ... . Some of these … lie outside the sphere of science entirely. Others depend upon idiosyncrasies of autobiography….” (Kuhn, 1970, p.l52). I will highlight some “idiosyncrasies of autobiography” that have led to enjoying an academic life – the opportunity to research and teach, to construct and communicate knowledge. I plan to illustrate how psychometrics, a field in which I had the opportunity to ignore or embrace an emergent, non-standard statistical paradigm, has lead beyond mathematical modelling to areas such as the philosophy of science, the sociology of knowledge and academic controversy. I plan to also illustrate the challenges in negotiating the complex world of academic research and communication.
Speaker(s) Winthrop Professor and Chapple Chair David Andrich
Location Faculty of Education Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Contact Michelle Emmett <michelle.emmett@uwa.edu.au>
URL http://www.education.uwa.edu.au/research/seminar
Start Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:00
End Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:00
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Submitted by Michelle Emmett <michelle.emmett@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Fri, 02 May 2014 13:42
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