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.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education 2014|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium 2014 - Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 27 Nov 2014 → 28 Nov 2014
|Conference||Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium 2014|
|Abbreviated title||CAR Symposium|
|Period||27/11/14 → 28/11/14|
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.