Educational design research

Resource type
Book Section
Authors/contributors
Title
Educational design research
Abstract
Educational design research is a genre of research in which the iterative development of solutions to practical and complex educational problems provides the setting for scientific inquiry. The solutions can be educational products, processes, programs, or policies. Educational design research not only targets solving significant problems facing educational practitioners but at the same time seeks to discover new knowledge that can inform the work of others facing similar problems. Working systematically and simultaneously toward these dual goals is perhaps the most defining feature of educational design research. This chapter seeks to clarify the nature of educational design research by distinguishing it from other types of inquiry conducted in the field of educational communications and technology. Examples of design research conducted by different researchers working in the field of educational communications and technology are described. The chapter concludes with a discussion of several important issues facing educational design researchers as they pursue future work using this innovative research approach.
Book Title
Handbook of research on educational communications and technology
Edition
4
Place
New York
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date
May 22, 2013
Pages
131-140
Library Catalog
ResearchGate
Extra
Journal Abbreviation: Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology: Fourth Edition DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3185-5_11
Citation
McKenney, S., & Reeves, T. C. (2013). Educational design research. In M. Spector, D. M. Merrill, J. Elen, & M. J. Bishop (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (4th ed., pp. 131–140). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3185-5_11