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Glossary: What are the words and phases often used in DBR?


Design-based Research

Design-based research is a relatively new methodology developed by and for educational researchers. It is interventionist - in that a purposeful change is made in a functioning educational context. It is participatory in that researchers work with practitioners. It is theoretical in that theory is used to design the intervention. Further, it generates theory through studied application in the original and subsequent educational contexts in which the innovation is used.
(From http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSIGs/DesignBasedSIG/ )

Design-based research is research on how theory and innovative learning environments converge to support human learning and performance. The dual purposes of design-based research are to 1) develop theoretical design principles that are grounded in systematic inquiry about the process of teaching and learning, and 2) develop innovative tools, technologies, methods, and resources that put these design principles into practice."
(Generated by Thomas Reeves, Richard West and Chandra Orrill during EDIT 9990 online discussion)


Design Experiment

Theoretical and methodological challenges in creating complex interventions in classroom settings.


Experimental Research

An attempt by the researcher to maintain control over all factors that may affect the result of an experiment. In doing this, the researcher attempts to determine or predict what may occur.
(From http://www.okstate.edu/ag/agedcm4h/academic/aged5980a/5980/newpage2.htm)


Experimental Design

A blueprint of the procedure that enables the researcher to test his hypothesis by reaching valid conclusions about relationships between independent and dependent variables. It refers to the conceptual framework within which the experiment is conducted.
(James P. Key. (1997). Research Design in Occupational Education)

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