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Chapter 13 - Disrupted Methodology in Educational Research: A Nigerian Perspective


Kidmas, LN and Kenny, J and Short, M, Chapter 13 - Disrupted Methodology in Educational Research: A Nigerian Perspective, Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, PJ White, R Tyler, JP Ferguson and JC Clark (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 262-281. ISBN 978-1-5275-7222-5 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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The need to plan for and embrace disruptions as a reality in social science research has been heightened with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the pandemic has been felt in all aspects of life with research, teaching and learning not exempt (United Nations (UN), 2020). Considerations of and adaptations to different ways of learning have been explored and trialled by many universities, schools and teachers. Researchers have also considered and embraced ways of working amidst such disruptions. Within African countries, disruptions due to COVID 19 add to numerous other forms of disruption which have been identified in the research as impacting various aspects of life, including teaching and learning (Donn, 2005; Vithal, 2009). Research into the extent to which these disruptions can impact educational outcomes is needed to inform policy makers, however, the process of educational research can, itself, also be affected by such disruptions.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:STEM education, disrupted methodologies, participatory action research, educational research in the Nigerian context
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Kidmas, LN (Mrs Lois Kidmas)
UTAS Author:Kenny, J (Associate Professor John Kenny)
UTAS Author:Short, M (Dr Megan Short)
ID Code:146643
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-09-20
Last Modified:2021-12-15

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