Design Research: An Analysis and Critique

Paul Cobb, Kara Jackson, Charlotte Dunlap

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In this chapter, we delineate the prototypical characteristics of the design research methodology and describe what is involved in conducting a design study to investigate either students’ learning in a particular mathematical domain or teachers’ development of increasingly sophisticated forms of practices. In addition, we discuss some of the common limitations of design studies, thereby identifying areas for attention in future studies of this type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of International Research in Mathematics Education, Third Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781134626649
ISBN (Print)9780415832038
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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