Conceptual Difficulties Experienced by Trained Engineers Learning Educational Research Methods
Borrego, Maura, Journal of Engineering Education
This paper describes conceptual difficulties that may be experienced by engineering faculty as they become engineering education researchers. Observation, survey, and assessment data collected at the 2005 NSF-funded Rigorous Research in Engineering Education workshop were systematically analyzed to uncover the five difficulties encountered by engineering faculty learning to design rigorous education studies: (1) framing research questions with broad appeal, (2) grounding research in a theoretical framework, (3) fully considering operationalization and measurement of constructs, (4) appreciating qualitative or mixed-methods approaches, and (5) pursuing interdisciplinary …
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Publication information: Article title: Conceptual Difficulties Experienced by Trained Engineers Learning Educational Research Methods. Contributors: Borrego, Maura - Author. Journal title: Journal of Engineering Education. Volume: 96. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2007. Page number: 91+. © AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION Oct 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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