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|Title:||Research Questions and Research Methods in CSCL Research|
Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc. [ISLS].|
|Citation:||Jeong, H. & Hmelo-Silver, C. E. (2015). Research Questions and Research Methods in CSCL Research In Lindwall, O., Häkkinen, P., Koschmann, T. Tchounikine, P. Ludvigsen, S. (Eds.) (2015). Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2015, Volume 1. Gothenburg, Sweden: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||While research questions play a critical role in research, their role has seldom been examined systematically. In this study, we examined what kinds of research questions are addressed in CSCL empirical research and what is the relationship between research questions and methods, in part using outcomes of an earlier analysis. The analysis showed that CSCL research has mainly focused on design and implementation of technological and/or curricular interventions. Research questions influenced research methods to a degree, although the relationships were not strict. The results confirmed, as well as contradicted, some of the intuitive conceptions about the relationship between research questions and methods. Implications for future CSCL research are discussed.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2015|
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