Research by Design and School Improvement: A Review of Literature
Research by Design and School Improvement: A Review of Literature by Jamila Mugharbil
This paper is divided into three major sections. The first section deals with the topic of design-based research and is divided into the following six parts: 1) introduction; 2) basic characteristics of design-based research; 3) the process of design-based research; 4) design-based research versus other research methods; 5) methodological challenges with design-based research; and 6) status of the use of design-based research. The second part discusses school improvement and is divided into four parts: 1) introduction; 2) basic assumptions of school improvement approaches; 3) the process of educational change; and 4) principles for effective school improvement. The third and final section discusses the potential for the use of design-based research in the field of school improvement and presents a couple of research findings in this regard.