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. Irrodl.org/content/v1.1/randy.html). 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: http://www.irrodl.org/content/v.1.1/randy.html. Neuman , W. Lawrence, “Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs” Chapter 6 in Social Research Methods, 6th Edition, Pearson, Toronto, 2006: 149-178. Saba, Farhad , “Research in Distance Education” in International Review of Research in Open Distance Learning, Vol.1, No.1, June 2000: 1-9.