Research is, in many ways, a way of thinking about investigating the world. The following are some introductory, accessible resources on the nature of research. You should pay attention especially to the general methodology of research, the aims and purposes of research, and the application of research in multiple fields. In education, most often we draw from the research methodologies of the psychology community.
Additional useful readings on the nature of scientific research, especially in the context of educational technology, include:
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