Design-Based Research

  • Peter ReimannEmail author
Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 9)


Design-based research, with the design experiment as its main practical method, can be characterised as an inter-disciplinary ‘mixed-method’ research approach conducted ‘in the field’ that serves applied as well as theory-building purposes. Substantial progress has been made over recent years in articulating the methodological and epistemological basis for design-based research and in developing it into a teachable method. This chapter delineates these lines of development and provides a short overview of how a prototypical design study is conducted. It identifies and problematises the notions of design and design methods arguing that they need further conceptual development and integration with the methodological foundation.


Instructional Design Lesson Study Learning Design Authentic Setting Design Notation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Social WorkResearch Centre for Computer-supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo), The University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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