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Design Research: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

Allan Collins Diana Joseph

In the 1990s there has been a movement to develop a new methodology for carry­ ing out studies of educational interventions under the labels “design experiments” or “design research,” which will be used interchangeably in this article. Ann Brown (1992) was a leader in this movement and this article is an attempt to carry forward her work to specify for the educational research community the basis for this movement and the research methods it entails.