Design-based Research (DBR) is a Methodology to Form a Connection Between Research and Practice in Education

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DBR had created an increasing interest in education research. Educators design and use DBR to make education research become effective practice. DBR focused on theory building and the development of design principles to guide, inform, and improve both practice and research in educational contexts. The author of the article reviewed eight characteristics of DBR; being situated in a real educational context, focusing on the design and testing of a significant intervention, using mixed methods, involving multiple iterations, involving a collaborative partnership between researchers and practitioners, evolution of design principles, comparison to action research and practical impact on practice. I felt that the descriptions on most of these characteristics provided a quite clear understanding for the reader.

Design-based Research must carry out in a real educational context and the results can be effectively replicate or use in others learning environment. DBR begins with an accurate assessment of the local context to solve or improve problem in local practice. It studies relevant literature, theory and practice from other contexts before design of intervention. An intervention can be a learning activity or a type of assessment and the quality and results of the research project largely depends on the design of…

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