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The Role of Design in Research: The Integrative Learning Design Framework

by Margarita Polania
Educational Researcher ()
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In this article, a general model is proposed for design research in education that grows out of the authors research and work in related design fields. The model emphasizes the stage sensitivity of (a) research questions, (b) data and methods, and (c) the need for researchers to design artifacts, processes, and analyses at earlier stages in their research that can then be profitably used (perhaps by different researchers) in later stages.

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