Educational design research


McKenney, S.E. and Reeves, Thomas C. (2014) Educational design research. In: J. Michael Spector & M. David Merrill & Jan Elen & M.J. Bishop (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational communications and technology. Springer, New York, 131 - 140. ISBN 9781461431848

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to UT campus only

Abstract:Educational design research is a genre of research in which the iterative development of solutions to practical and complex educational problems provides the setting for scientific inquiry. The solutions can be educational products, processes, programs, or policies. Educational design research not only targets solving significant problems facing educational practitioners but at the same time seeks to discover new knowledge that can inform the work of others facing similar problems. Working systematically and simultaneously toward these dual goals is perhaps the most defining feature of educational design research. This chapter seeks to clarify the nature of educational design research by distinguishing it from other types of inquiry conducted in the field of educational communications and technology. Examples of design research conducted by different researchers working in the field of educational communications and technology are described. The chapter concludes with a discussion of several important issues facing educational design researchers as they pursue future work using this innovative research approach.
Item Type:Book Section
Additional information:4th edition
Copyright:© 2014 Springer
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS)
Research Group:
Link to this item:
Official URL:
Export this item as:BibTeX
HTML Citation
Reference Manager


Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 308926