The Metaphor—Object and Instrument of Study: Contributions to Educational Research

  • Rosa Vazquez Recio Universidad de Cádiz
Keywords: metaphor, literal language, truth, qualitative research, education

Abstract

In this article the possibilities for the uses of metaphor for educational research are explored. Metaphor's potential is manifested on two levels: 1. as an object of study (the metaphor is the vehicle of expression and construction of models of thought and knowledge about reality); 2. as a tool of analysis (the metaphor is a tool of research with which one can discover, know, and understand ways of thinking and visions of reality). Moreover, there are a number of factors to consider when using metaphor as a research tool: the discursive context, the sociocultural context, and experience of the individual(s), and the micropolitical and institutional context. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs100162

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Author Biography

Rosa Vazquez Recio, Universidad de Cádiz
Rosa VÁZQUEZ RECIO, Profesora Doctora Titular del Departamento de Didáctica de la Universidad de Cádiz, con docencia en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación. Miembro-colaborador de la Red Iberoamericana de Investigación sobre Cambio y Eficacia Escolar. Trabaja en temas de dirección de centros, organización escolar, investigación etnográfica, estudios sobre metáfora y educación, y tecnologías de la información y la comunicación vinculadas con la adolescencia y el género. Forma parte de comités de evaluación de artículos de revistas nacionales e internacionales. Cuenta con amplio número de publicaciones nacionales e internacionales.
Published
2009-11-26
How to Cite
Vazquez Recio, R. (2009). The Metaphor—Object and Instrument of Study: Contributions to Educational Research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-11.1.1204