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ERIC Number: EJ1022849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Methodological Capacity within the Field of "Educational Technology" Research: An Initial Investigation
Bulfin, Scott; Henderson, Michael; Johnson, Nicola F.; Selwyn, Neil
British Journal of Educational Technology, v45 n3 p403-414 May 2014
The academic study of educational technology is often characterised by critics as methodologically limited. In order to test this assumption, the present paper reports on data collected from a survey of 462 "research active" academic researchers working in the broad areas of educational technology and educational media. The paper explores their familiarity and expertise with various methods of data collection and analysis. Data from the survey highlight a preference for relatively basic forms of descriptive research, coupled with a lack of capacity in advanced quantitative data collection and analysis. The paper concludes with some directions for "methodological capacity building" to broaden the use of methods in educational technology research.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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