Design-based research in doctoral studies: adding a new dimension to doctoral research

Goff, Wendy and Getenet, Seyum (2017) Design-based research in doctoral studies: adding a new dimension to doctoral research. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 12. pp. 107-121. ISSN 1556-8881

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We show a new dimension to the process of using design-based research approach in doctoral dissertations.

Design-based research is a long-term and concentrated approach to educational inquiry. It is often a recommendation that doctoral students should not attempt to adopt this approach for their doctoral dissertations. In this paper, we document two doctoral dissertations that used a design-based research approach in two different contexts.

The study draws on a qualitative analysis of the methodological approaches of two doctoral dissertations through the lenses of Herrington, McKenney, Reeves and Oliver principles of design-based research approach.

The findings of this study add a new dimension to using design-based research approach in doctoral dissertations in shorter-term and less intensive contexts.

The results of this study indicate that design-based research is not only an effective methodological approach in doctoral dissertations, but it also has the potential to guide future research direction beyond examination.

The findings of this study demonstrate that the design-based research approach could bring researchers and practitioners together regarding a common purpose to design context-based solutions to educational problems.
for Practitioners.

Impact on Society
We show an alternative view and application of design-based research in doctoral dissertations. Also, we identify the benefits of this type of research for doctoral students after completing their dissertations.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 05:21
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 00:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: design based research, doctoral study, doctoral dissertation
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education

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