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Design Research in Education

A Practical Guide for Early Career Researchers

By Arthur Bakker

© 2018 – Routledge

264 pages

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pub: 2018-07-09
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Design Research in Education is a practical guide containing all the information required to begin a design-research project. Providing an accessible background to the methodological approaches used in design research as well as addressing all the potential issues that early career researchers will encounter, the book uniquely helps the early career researcher to gain a full overview of design research and the practical skills needed to get their project off the ground. Based on extensive experience, the book also contains multiple examples of design research from both undergraduate and postgraduate students, to demonstrate possible projects to the reader.

With easy to follow chapters and accessible question and response sections, Design Research in Education contains practical advice on a wide range of topics related to design research projects including:

  • The theory of design research, what it entails, and when it is suitable
  • The formulation of research questions
  • How to structure a research project
  • The quality of research and the methodological issues of validity and reliability
  • How to write up your research
  • The supervision of design research

Through its theoretical grounding and practical advice, Design Research in Education is the ideal introduction into the field of design-based research and is essential reading for Bachelors, Masters and PhD students new to the field, as well as to supervisors overseeing projects that use design research.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theory and Practice Chapter 1: What is Design Research in Education Chapter 2: History of Design Research in Education Intermezzo 1: A Fictive Dialogue between two Research Approaches Chapter 3: Design Principles, Conjecture Mapping, and Hypothetical Learning Trajectories Chapter 4: Research Questions in Design Research Chapter 5: Research Quality in Design Research Chapter 6: Argumentative Grammars used in Design Research Chapter 7: Writing an Empirical Design Research Paper Chapter 8: Supervising Design Research in Education Part 2: Examples Chapter 9: Teaching Design Research as a Case of Cultivating a Community of Professional Practice Chapter 10: ‘Harvesting’ Ecosystem Dynamics Through a Computational Model of a Garden Chapter 11: Giant Steps for Algebra Chapter 12: Explicit Oral and Written Reasoning During Science Argumentation Chapter 13: An Embodied Approach to Derivatives Chapter 14: Building Bridges: Uniting Students, Researchers, and Teachers to Improve a Course Chapter 15: Easy Equilibrium: Discovery in an Introductory Chemistry Course Chapter 16: Rearview Mirrors for the "Expert Blind Spot": Usign Design to Access Surgeons’ Tacit Knowledge and Create Shared Referents for Teaching Chapter 17: Children’s Reasoning about Animal Lifecycles: Tradeoffs Across Four Different Designs Chapter 18: Linking Design and Theory: Using Conjecture Maps to Focus the Design Research Process in Art Education Chapter 19: Literary Education with Narrative Digital Games: From Formulating Research Equestions to Capturing the Design Rationale Chapter 20: From Implementer to Co-Designer: A Teacher’s Changing Role in a Design Research Project Chapter 21: Using Hypothetical Learning Trajectories in Design Research Chapter 22: Reflection and Wish List

About the Author

Arthur Bakker is a Fellow at the University of Bremen, Germany, and an Associate Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

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