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ERIC Number: EJ814906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
I Design; Therefore I Research: Revealing DBR through Personal Narrative
Knowlton, Dave S.
Educational Technology & Society, v10 n4 p209-223 2007
Design Based Research (DBR) is a new and still-emerging approach to research about design, learning, and allied areas. This article reports one designer's experiences within a DBR project. Whereas most reports of DBR focus on the outcomes of the design itself, the current paper offers a hermeneutical perspective by focusing on the personal narrative of the designer. Using Edelson's (2002) categories of learning as a basis for the discussion, the author reports the development of his own domain theories, design frameworks, and design methodology. Implications for other designers who would consider using personal narrative and hermeneutics are offered. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A