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Re-tracing the path to third-order knowledge: How did we get here and can we move on?

O'Dowd, Mina LU (2001) In Compare 31(3). p.279-293
Abstract
The paper argues that policy-oriented educational research, specifically large-scale quantitative research, has produced a new kind of knowledge, which is herein termed third order knowledge. This expect knowledge distinquishes itself from tacit knowledge, everyday knowledge and social science knowledge through its purposes and sources. Third order knowledge is defined as knowledge of and for experts that has as its purpose the legislation and regulation of everyday lives. It is proposed that the power and influence vested in the production and use of expert knowledgee motivates a critical analysis. This analysis is contextualized in an historical study of representations of knowledge, using a philosophical framework and social theory.
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  abstract     = {The paper argues that policy-oriented educational research, specifically large-scale quantitative research, has produced a new kind of knowledge, which is herein termed third order knowledge. This expect knowledge distinquishes itself from tacit knowledge, everyday knowledge and social science knowledge through its purposes and sources. Third order knowledge is defined as knowledge of and for experts that has as its purpose the legislation and regulation of everyday lives. It is proposed that the power and influence vested in the production and use of expert knowledgee motivates a critical analysis. This analysis is contextualized in an historical study of representations of knowledge, using a philosophical framework and social theory.},
  author       = {O'Dowd, Mina},
  issn         = {0305-7925},
  keyword      = {legislation and regulation of everyday lives,expert knowledge,policy-oriented knowledge,Third order knowledge},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {279--293},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Compare},
  title        = {Re-tracing the path to third-order knowledge: How did we get here and can we move on?},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2001},
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