Exploring a Research Methodology Group Framework for Nurturing Research Methods and Designs: An Action Research

Nova Southeastern University
Kebritchi, M.
McCaslin, M.
Rominger, R.
Presentation Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Event or Conference: 
The Qualitative Report
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
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Presentation Location: 
United States
Abstract: 
This presentation will describe a Research Methodology Group that has been established at a university to enhance the research method knowledges and skills of the students and faculty members. Experiential learning and scholarly leadership served as theoretical framework of the group. Scholarly leadership is held as a transformative relationship among scholars and practitioners to advance the community of scholarship. Experiential learning bridges theory and practice cultivating a community of practice. The group created a dynamic community of scholar practitioners who share and apply their research method knowledge. Furthermore, the presentation will provide the results of a practical action research that was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the group and explore a) issues related to implementing established research designs, b) use and influence of alternative research designs and c) effective practices for teaching and learning research methods and designs. The group methodologists provided design guidelines, resources, and webinars to nurture the researchers’ skills. Survey, interviews, and reflective papers were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data and addressed the three research concerns. The presentation will be useful for the research methodologists, researchers, and instructors who are interested in enhancing knowledge of research methods and designs.