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Doing educational research in Bangladesh: challenges in applying Western research methodology

Roshid, Mohammod M., Siddique, Mohammad N. A., Sarkar, Mahbub, Mojumder, Foez A. and Begum, Hosne A. 2015, Doing educational research in Bangladesh: challenges in applying Western research methodology. In Zhang, Hongzhi, Chan, Philio and Kenway, Jane (ed), Asia as method in education studies: a defiant research imagination, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.129-143, doi: 10.4324/9781315767505.


Title Doing educational research in Bangladesh: challenges in applying Western research methodology
Author(s) Roshid, Mohammod M.
Siddique, Mohammad N. A.
Sarkar, Mahbub
Mojumder, Foez A.
Begum, Hosne A.
Title of book Asia as method in education studies: a defiant research imagination
Editor(s) Zhang, Hongzhi
Chan, Philio
Kenway, Jane
Publication date 2015
Series Routledge critical studies in Asian education
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 10
Start page 129
End page 143
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) Education studies
Asian studies
Culture
Society
Summary Research methods are closely linked to specific cultures (Kee, 2004). Recognition of cultural values in the knowledge generation process is important if researchers are to produce culturally diverse interpretations of reality that facilitate meaningful progression. Asian scholars often depend on Western theories for understanding issues and creating knowledge in their own contexts (Papoutsaki, 2006). Many scholars relate this influence of the West on the non-West to neocolonization (Nguyen et al., 2009), neo-imperialism (Balogh, 1962) and globalization (Rizvi, 2004; Campbell, 2012). Scholars also see this influence as a unidirectional cultural flow, from 'the West' to 'the Rest' (Rizvi, 2004, p. 159). Such Western influences on knowledge-generating practices often pose challenges for researchers fro1n non-Western, particularly Asian, contexts when they employ Western methodologies in their own contexts. These challenges are embedded in differences in cultural values, beliefs and norms, as well as differences in orientation to research, because each society is unique in character and has specific knowledge needs that are culturally appropriate. Societal and local knowledge is, essentially, a contributory factor if research is to be locally appropriate and globally acceptable (Ma Rhea, 2004).
ISBN 9781317663638
Language eng
DOI 10.4324/9781315767505
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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