Challenges in conducting educational research: The case of a developing country

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Abstract

This paper examines challenges in conducting educational research in a developing country, Bangladesh. Data have been drawn on from my experiences of field work in Bangladesh as a part of my doctoral research, which explored how scientific literacy is promoted through school science education. This research followed a mixed methods design where qualitative approaches, including interviews with teachers, lesson observations and focus group interviews with students, dominated the overall research process. The issues I encountered in my field work included difficulties in getting permission from key authorities, recruiting intended participants and using survey questionnaires. The experiences shared in this paper might be used as a point of reference for future research to be conducted in similar contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education 2014
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventContemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium 2014 - Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Nov 201428 Nov 2014
https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/events/contemporary-approaches-to-research-in-mathematics-science-health-and-environmental-education

Conference

ConferenceContemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium 2014
Abbreviated titleCAR Symposium
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period27/11/1428/11/14
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Sarkar, M. (2014). Challenges in conducting educational research: The case of a developing country. In Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education 2014 Deakin University.