What is it about?

We provide definitions, discuss exemplars and features of exemplars, summarize key features that should be present in instructional design cases, case studies, design-based research, and formative evaluations. We discuss reporting, and provide guidance on front-end intentional design and planning for research studies that employ these methodologies.

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Why is it important?

Additional clarity on these methods can better support scholars and emerging scholars in their roles as researchers, authors, and reviewers.


The guidance communicated in this article is provided by current and former journal editors in the field of instructional technology/educational technology, so it is especially relevant to individuals trying to publish in that field.

Professor of Instructional Technology Charles B. Hodges
Georgia Southern University

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This page is a summary of: Research methods for design knowledge: clarifying definitions, characteristics, and areas of confusion, Educational Technology Research and Development, August 2023, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11423-023-10271-8.
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