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Conducting Educational Design Research by Thomas C Reeves, Susan McKenney

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Chapter  6

Evaluation and reflection

In developing nearly any intervention, informal evaluation and reflection takes place throughout the development process. This chapter is concerned with the evaluation in design research that intends to inform an external scientific community as well as drive intervention development. This kind of evaluation is conscious, systematic, and formalized. Here, the term “evaluation,” is used in a broad sense to refer to any kind of empirical testing of interventions that have been mapped out (designs) or constructed (prototypes). Reflection pertains to retrospective consideration of findings and observations (not to assessment of personal performance). This chapter begins by describing the main activities and ...

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