Il 2° Seminario internazionale di studi organizzato dal Journal of Educational, Cultural and Psycological Studies (21 Maggio 2012) ha prodotto una intensa giornata di riflessione sul dibattito epistemologico e metodologico che anima, ad oggi, la ricerca internazionale in campo educativo. Come già nel 1° Seminario tenutosi ad Aprile 2011, Gaetano Domenici, nel suo intervento di avvio ai lavori, ribadisce l’impegno del EPCS Journal nel proporre tali eventi per consentire agli esperti un dialogo proficuo e ai dottorandi, ed ai nuovi ricercatori, un importante momento formativo. Gli interventi hanno affrontato questioni relative alla ricerca in educazione soprattutto in merito agli aspetti metodologici, teoretici ed operativi, sottolineandone, inoltre, la stretta interconnessione alle scelte politiche e finanziarie dei governi e delle accademie e al tema della valutazione della ricerca.
2ND INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH: “METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES, EVALUATIAND FUNDING POLICIES” ABSTRACT The 2nd International Seminar organized by the Journal of Educational Cultural and Psychological Studies at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of “Roma Tre” University (May 21, 2012), has produced an intense day of reflection on the epistemological and methodological debate that soul, today, the international research in education. As early as the 1st Workshop held in April 2011, Gaetano Domenici, in his speech to started work, confirms the commitment of the EPCS Journal in proposing such events to enable a useful disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue among experts and an important formative moment for doctoral candidates, and new researchers. The speakers tackled issues related to in educational research, particularly with respect to methodological, theoretical and operational aspects, underlining also the close interconnection to governments and academies financial and policies choices, and the theme of research evaluation. The scientific debate on contemporary research methods in education seen to converge the opinions of experts in considering mixed methods the most appropriate procedure to handle a field study. In general all the speakers shared the position before stated, emphasizing at the same time, the difficulty, presents in all research, to combine the qualitative and a quantitative prospects to construct a survey method that found not faulty elements from the scientific point of view and for making available tools for both collecting and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data, both to their correlation. The reports focused on the evaluation of educational research related both to the principles that govern the proper organization and the meta-analysis of assessment procedures used in research carried on the field, and laid emphasis on the strengths and critical points. You note the close connection that exists among the methodological, the evaluation and the research funding dimensions, because, of course, the choice of most suitable methods of producing research, that will get higher quality and will take a proper evaluation by the competent bodies, to which governments should refer for the distribution of financial resources The seminar concluded with a debate in which the authors have discussed the positions set out above, stating, finally, that they greatly appreciated the initiative of the EPCS Journal and calling for the organization of future meetings that may allow a further deepening the topics covered.
LA ROCCA, C. (2012). Recensione del 2° Seminario Internazionale di Studi: “La ricerca educativa: aspetti metodologici, problemi valutativi e politiche di finanziamento”. JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, 5, 207-212.