Epistemologies and methodologies in literacy research: a case study

Seth A. Parsons, Ashley N. Patterson, Jamie Colwell, Bong Gee Jang, Betsy A. Baker

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This chapter presents a case study of the Literacy Research Association, a longstanding and impactful professional organization. This study investigates its recent journal publications and conference proposals with a focus on epistemological and methodological representation. We found epistemological and methodological balance in the Journal of Literacy Research, while Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice and conference presentations trended toward sociocultural and critical foundations and qualitative methods. We close the chapter with implications of these results for the field of literacy research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Epistemology
  • Literacy
  • Methodology
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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