ERIC Number: ED478315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Corruption of a Research Design: A Case Study of a Curriculum Innovation Project.
Cline, Hugh F.; Mandinach, Ellen B.
This chapter describes the corruption of research design and explains why and how a computer-based curriculum innovation project was transformed from a quasi-experimental design to a comparative case study. The first section introduces the Systems Thinking and Curriculum Innovation Network (STACI) that examined the impact of technology on teaching and learning activities and illustrates how the comparative case study methodology was developed, expanded, and adapted both to facilitate an educational innovation and to document its ontogenesis. The second part focuses on methodological issues including the need for longitudinal design, multiple methods, multiple levels of analysis, and system analysis. (KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Science Education
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Web site: http://www.erlbaum.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Kelly, Anthony E. and Richard Lesh, Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999. p169-89.