Chapter  9

Reporting educational designresearch

Design research is conducted with two main goals: creating an intervention that solves problems in practice, and producing theoretical understanding. Reporting on design research can raise awareness about an intervention, but is primarily a means for sharing understanding. In addition, the actual reporting process itself – critical reflection that occurs with fingertips at keyboard – is frequently an important time for insights to be refined, and connections to literature to be made. Finally, the process of subjecting reports to peer review can provide a useful sounding board regarding the utility and value of the theoretical and practical ideas both guiding and resulting from the research. ...

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