Design experiments are implied in the new research methods textbook: Wheeldon, J. & Ahlberg, M. 2011 Visualizing Social Science Research: Maps, Methods, & Meaning. London: SAGE. (ISBN: 9781412991049).
I have developed with my students design experiments
for integrating research and practice of education: The best available
theories and best available practices are continually integrated
to promote pupils' and students' learning. We have often used improved
concept maps and improved Vee heuristics in our design experiments
(e.g. Äänismaa 2002, Åhlberg & Ahoranta 2002).
I have developed three practical and theoretically sound new quality
tools (Improved Concept Mapping,
Improved Vee Heuristics and ARRA or Analysis
of Reasoning, Rhetorics and Argumentation ) to promote also
use of design experiments.
I have found the following sources useful for planning
design experiments: Brown 1992, Brown & Campionen 1996, Kelly
2003, Shavelson & al. 2003 and The Design-Based Research Collective
Äänismaa, P. 2002. Ympäristökasvatusta
kehittämässä kotitalousopettajien koulutuksessa.
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Åhlberg, M. & Ahoranta, V. 2002. Two improved
educational theory based tools to monitor and promote quality of
geographical education and learning. International Research in Geographical
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Brown, A. 1992. Design experiments: Theoretical and
methodological challenges in creating complex interventions in classroom
settings. The Journal of the Learning Sciences 2(2), 141 - 178.
Brown, A. & Campione, J. 1996. Psychological
theory and the design of innovative learning environments. On procedures,
principles and systems. In Schauble, L & Glaser, R. (Eds.) Innovations
in learning. New environments for education. Mahwaw, N. J:: Lawrence
Erlbaum, 289 - 325.
Kelly, A. 2003. Research as design. Educational Researcher
32(1), 3 - 4.
Shavelson., R. Phillpis, D., Townw, L. & Feuer,
M. 2003. On the science of education design studies. Educational
Researcher 32(1), 25 - 28.
The Design-Based Research Collective. 2003. Design-Based
Research: An emerging paradigm for educational inquiry. Educational
Researcher 32(1), 5 - 8.