The purpose of the study is to explore the potentials and challenges of performing design-based activities when researching through interventions in educational arenas. In four parts, the dissertation dives into first the understanding of different activities tied to working design-based, then the challenges such understandings hold and, finally, one or more areas that have the potential to meet the challenges.
Across the four activities, three sets of challenges are presented. The first set relates to developing solutions to practical problems, the second set is concerned with the implementation of intended interventions and the third set deals with challenges of generalising knowledge on the basis of completed interventions. Additionally, two areas of potentials are presented. The first relates to the nomenclature of DBR and the second to practices, both of which hold potential to lead to more novel and efficient design solutions.
The findings are generated using a multimethod approach in which literature reviews are combined with data from interviews. The findings from the reviews are nuanced, challenged or solidified through interviews with four researchers who during their PhD studies have worked with or are inspired by design-based research.
Original languageEnglish
  • Ørngreen, Rikke, Principal supervisor
  • Christiansen, Rene Boyer, Co-supervisor, External person
Electronic ISBNs978-87-7210-929-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

PhD supervisor:
Prof. Rikke Ørngreen, Aalborg University

Assistant PhD supervisor:
Associate Prof. Rene Boyer Christiansen, University College Absalon

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