Research Design Evaluation and Critique


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Research Design Evaluation and Critique
1.Recent changes in technology have resulted in a number of changes in society. Due to these recent advances in communications technology distance education has increasingly become a viable option for education. For example, in “International Review of Research in Open Distance Learning” Randy Garrison,
Recent and rapid technological developments
raise questions whether distance education
theory has kept pace with new, affordable
applications of communications technology
and the changing education needs of a
learning society(Garrison http://www.
What this means is that there is a greater need for research into distance education. It is necessary because it is...
The end:
.....ualitative research is better suited to studying the social factors that dominate distance education.
Works Cited
Conrad, Dianne, “Deep in the Hearts of Learners” in Journal of
Distance Education, Vol.17, No.1, Spring 2002: 1-19.
Garrison, D.R., “Theoretical Challenges for Distance Education
In the 21st Century” in International Review of Research in
Open and Distance Learning, Vol.1, Iss.1, Nov.29, 2002:
, W. Lawrence, “Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Designs” Chapter 6 in Social Research Methods, 6th Edition,
Pearson, Toronto, 2006: 149-178.
, “Research in Distance Education” in International
Review of Research in Open Distance Learning, Vol.1, No.1,
June 2000: 1-9.