RESEARCH GUIDANCE

RESEARCH GUIDANCE

The following resources provide guidance on approaches to EER as well as specific information on how to design research, collect and analyze data, and connect ideas to conceptual and theoretical frameworks. Clicking on links will open the resources.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning vs. EER
What does it mean to conduct engineering education research?
What are the common challenges in understanding engineering education research?
What are the theoretical and conceptual frameworks and methodologies that can be applied to engineering education research?
How do qualitative and quantitative methods compare? How can you use both?
What are the methods of quantitative research in engineering education?
What are the methods for qualitative research?
How do you analyze qualitative data?
  • Carley, K. (1993). Coding choices for textual analysis: A comparison of content analysis and map analysisSociological Methodology, 23, 75-126.
  • Seidel, J. V. 1998. Qualitative data analysis. In The Ethnograph User’s Manual (v5), Appendix E. Denver, CO: Qualis Research Associates. www.qualisresearch.co
  • Emerson, R.M., Fretz, R. I. & Shaw (2011). Processing fieldnotes: Coding and memoing. In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (pp. 171-199).  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Saldana, J.  (2009). The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, (pp. 1 – 31).  Los Angeles, CA:  Sage.
  • Miles, M. B., Huberman, A. M., & Saldana, J. (2014). Fundamentals of qualitative data analysis. Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook (pp. 69-104). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.