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ERIC Number: EJ935796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 121
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
A Phenomenological Approach to Experiences with Technology: Current State, Promise, and Future Directions for Research
Cilesiz, Sebnem
Educational Technology Research and Development, v59 n4 p487-510 Aug 2011
In this paper I conceptualize experiences with technology as an object of study for educational technology research and propose phenomenology as a highly suitable method for studying this construct. I begin by reviewing existing research focusing on the construct of experiences with technology and the approaches utilized for its study. To augment this literature, I explain the phenomenological concept of experience and describe its utility for understanding experiences with technology. I propose the theoretical and methodological approach of phenomenology as a framework for developing a research agenda on experiences with technology and for unifying existing lines of research in this area. To illustrate the promise of this approach and to facilitate its application, I describe a research design consistent with the theoretical underpinnings of phenomenology, including methods for collecting and analyzing data as well as ethical and validity considerations specific to this research design. I conclude by identifying several possible research directions utilizing a phenomenological approach in educational technology to incite further research in this area.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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