The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore how EdD students initially view educational research and themselves as researchers before taking their first required research course. This study used four types of qualitative data analysis methods: domain, taxonomic, componential, and text mining. The findings suggest that the EdD students are able to identity several attributes of research, but there is a dissonance on the attributes aligned with upper academic research. The students understand the importance of research to educational practices, but do not have sufficient understanding about research methods and methodologies. Their views of what research is are formal but their views on who does research is informal. Recommendations for EdD research course designs are offered.
Zong, Chen; Donovan, Courtney; and Prais, Dara Marin
"Understanding How EdD Students View Educational Research: A Qualitative Study Using Domain, Taxonomic, Componential and Text Mining Analysis,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 6:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol6/iss2/9
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