ERIC Number: EJ1134027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Riding the Rapids of Classroom-Based Research
Lonergan, Robyn; Cumming, Therese M.
Australian Educational Researcher, v44 n2 p141-160 Apr 2017
Conducting classroom-based research can be difficult, often fraught with challenges, analogous to riding a canoe down the rapids. The dynamics of classroom-based research often require flexibility on the parts of both the researcher and school personnel. Classroom-based research is viewed here through a framework of problem-based methodology as developed by Robinson and adapted to real-world research in the classroom. A simple and adaptable model of the nature of schools as organisations is discussed, and problem-based methodology is used to explore how such complex and dynamic institutions maintain the ability to function effectively. Problem-based methodology is then applied to the development of a theoretical framework to clarify the processes of recruiting participant schools and of conducting the research. The framework is operationalised through a brief account of one researcher's experiences.
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