International Research Journal for Quality in Education

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International Research Journal for Quality in Education

Theory and Theorizing as Stunning Confusions in the Fieldwork. Analytical and Constructional Theorizing in Ethnographic Research

Borowska-Beszta Beata

This study is a review of two categories in social science and qualitative, ethnographic researches as theory use and theorizing activity. The article defines precise theory use in the fieldwork, naming and characterization of two types of educational theorizing. These are analytical and constructional theorizing. Both types of theorizing were discussed in the context of the definition of use of theory in the social sciences, conceptualized by sociologists, psychologists, educators and cultural anthropologists. Moreover, paper also deals with the analysis of the issues temporality as well.

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