MDDE 602: Research Methods in Distance Education Report a Broken Link

Module 1 - Unit 1 Readings


Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 1: Why Do Research? In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

Neuman W. L. (2020). Chapter 2: What are the Major Types of Social Research? In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

Quaye, S. J. (2007). Voice of the researcher: Extending the limits of what counts as research. Journal of Research Practice, 3(1).
Shulman, L. S. (1981). Disciplines of inquiry in education: A new overview. Educational Researcher 10(6), 5-12, 23. (pdf-auto download)
Supplementary Reading
Oosterlinck, A., Debackere, K., & Cielen, G. (2002). Balancing basic and applied research. EMBO Reports, 3(1), 2-4.

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Module 1 - Unit 2 Readings


Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 3: Theory and research. In Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 4: The meaning of methodology. In Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

Ally, M. (2008). Foundations of Educational Theory for Online Learning. In T. Anderson (Ed.) Theory and practice of online learning, pp. 15-44.
Anderson, T. (2008). Towards a Theory of Online Learning. In T. Anderson (Ed.) Theory and practice of online learning, pp. 45-74.
Bell, F. (2011). Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and innovation in technology-enabled learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(3), 98-118.
Murphy, E., & Rodriguez-Manzanares, M. A. (2008). Revisiting transactional distance theory in a context of web-based high-school distance education. The Journal of Distance Education, 22(2), 1-8.
Supplementary Reading
Garrison, D. R. (2000). Theoretical challenges for distance education in the 21st century: A shift from structural to transitional issues. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 1(1), 3-10.
Westmarland, N. (2001). The quantitative/qualitative debate and feminist research: A subjective view of objectivity. FQS Forum: Qualitative Social Research 2(1), 1-12.
Zawacki-Richter, O., Baecker, E. M., & Vogt, S. (2009). Review of distance education research (2000 to 2008): Analysis of research areas, methods, and authorship patterns. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(6), 21-50.

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Module 2 - Unit 1


Readings

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 6: Strategies of research design. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 7: Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement. In W. L. Neumann Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson

Yilmaz, K. (2013). Comparison of quantitative and qualitative research traditions: Epistemological, theoretical, and methodological differences. European Journal of Education, 48(2), 311-325.
Supplementary Reading
Kemmis, S. (1993). Action research and social movement: A challenge for policy research. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 1(1). (pdf)
McWilliam, E. (2004). W[h]ither practitioner research? The Australian Educational Researcher, 31(2), pp. 113–126.

Module 2 - Unit 2


Readings

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 9: Experimental research. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 10: Survey Research. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 12: Analysis of quantitative data. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

Supplementary Reading

Rowntree, D. (1981). Statistics without tears: A primer for non-mathematicians. New York: Penguin.

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Module 3 - Unit 1


Readings

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 13: Field research and focus group research. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.) Hoboken: Pearson. 

Conrad, D. (2002). Deep in the hearts of learners: Insights into the nature of online community. Journal of Distance Education, 17(1), 1-19.
Supplementary Reading
Brikci, N. & Green, J. (2007). A Guide to Using Qualitative Research Methodology. London: Medecins sans frontières.
Shuttleworth, M. (2008). Case study research design. Explorable: Think Outside the Box.

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Module 3 - Unit 2


Readings

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 15: Analysis of qualitative data. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson. 

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A Discussion with Prof Kathy Charmaz on Grounded Theory with Graham Gibbs

Supplementary Readings and Resources
Dr. Graham Gibbs on Grounded Theory – 11 videos:
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Module 4 - Unit 1


Readings

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 5: How to Review the Literature Review and Conduct Ethical Studies. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson.

University of Manitoba Libraries (2006). Suggestions for writing critical reviews of journal articles.
Kuyper, B. J. (1991) Bringing up scientists in the art of critiquing research. BioScience, 41 (4).
Shuchman, M. (2005). The drug trial: Nancy Olivieri and the scandal that rocked the Hospital for Sick Children. Random House of Canada Limited.
Supplementary Reading
Athabasca University Research Ethics Board website
Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans Procedures

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Module 4 - Unit 2


Readings

Neuman, W. L. (2020). Chapter 16: Writing the research report and the politics of social research. In W. L. Neuman Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (8th ed.). Hoboken: Pearson.

McGreal, R. (2004). Stealing the goose: Copyright and learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 5(3). pp. 1-16.
Hallinan, M. T. (1996). Bridging the gap between research and practice. Sociology of Education, 69, 131-134 (extra issue),

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