AECT Design & Development Outstanding Book Award for 2008!
Design and Development Research thoroughly discusses methods and strategies appropriate for conducting design and development research. Rich with examples and explanations, the book describes actual strategies that researchers have used to conduct two major types of design and development research: 1) product and tool research and 2) model research. Common challenges confronted by researchers in the field when planning and conducting a study are explored and procedural explanations are supported by a wide variety of examples taken from current literature. Samples of actual research tools are also presented. Important features in this volume include:
Design and Development Research is appropriate for both experienced researchers and those preparing to become researchers. It is intended for scholars interested in planning and conducting design and development research, and is intended to stimulate future thinking about methods, strategies, and issues related to the field.
Contents: Preface. An Overview of Design and Development Research. Identifying Design and Development Research Problems. Design and Development Research Methodology. Product and Tool Research--Methods and Strategies. Model Research--Methods and Strategies. Selecting Participants and Settings. Collecting Design and Development Research Data. Interpreting Design and Development Findings. The Status and Future of Design and Development Research.