Exploring the What and Why Questions in Technology Education Research and Research Training
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This paper examines changes in technology education research and educational research more generally over recent years and the implications for technology education researchers and research training. It does this firstly through an examination of a number of recent developments in research technology. It then argues the case for greater use of combinations of qualitative and quantitative methods to provide more comprehensive and more believable answers to the kinds of questions being posed by educational and research bodies. The paper then describes a postgraduate research methods course that has been incorporating these approaches over the last three years and draws some conclusions about the key features of such courses.
Explorations of Best Practice in Technology, Design and Engineering Education, Volume 1. Proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research
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