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Disrupted methodology in educational research: a Nigerian perspective


Kidmas, LN and Kenny, J and Short, M, Disrupted methodology in educational research: a Nigerian perspective, Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 2, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, PJ White, R Tytler, JP Ferguson and JC Clark (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 262-281. ISBN 9781527572225 (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:disruption, Participatory Action Research (PAR), Professional Learning (PL), Inquiry Based Learning (IBL), adaptation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Primary education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Kidmas, LN (Mrs Lois Kidmas)
UTAS Author:Kenny, J (Associate Professor John Kenny)
UTAS Author:Short, M (Dr Megan Short)
ID Code:147171
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-10-15
Last Modified:2021-11-05

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