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ERIC Number: ED478317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Conducting Teaching Experiments in Collaboration with Teachers.
Cobb, Paul
This chapter focuses on a particular type of classroom teaching experiment that is conducted in collaboration with a practicing teacher. The first section discusses the theoretical orientation that underpins this methodology and outlines the types of problems that are addressed in the course of a classroom teaching experiment. The three central aspects of this methodology in the context of developmental research include instructional design and planning, the ongoing analysis of classroom events, and the retrospective analysis of all the data sources generated in the course of a teaching experiment. Against this background attention is given to specific methodological issues, among them generalizability, trustworthiness, and commensurability. Finally, the process of establishing collaborative relationships with teachers is reviewed and the chapter concludes by discussing problems for which other methodologies might be more appropriate. (KHR)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: In: Kelly, Anthony E. and Richard Lesh, Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999. p307-33.