Developing engineering education research questions: What do they look like? How do I get one?

Fincher, Sally and Adams, Robin (2004) Developing engineering education research questions: What do they look like? How do I get one? In: 34th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A critical skill in engineering education research is the ability to formulate “good” research questions. As David Hilbert states, “he who seeks for methods without having a definite problem in mind seeks for the most part in vain”. Issues researchers need to consider in formulating research questions include: what is the nature of the phenomenon, will this study have implications for theory or practice, and who is the audience for this research. A good research question will be timely, focused, generative, and align with disciplinary research design principles.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2009 15:12
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14067 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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