The research design for this project is cross-sectional and it’s designed to generate evidence that is descriptive [case study, design research, observational], and associative/correlational [quasi-experimental].
This project collects original data using assessments of learning/achievement tests, observations [personal observation, videography], and survey research [semi-structured/informal interviews]. Other instruments of data collection include an analytical framework that effectively differentiates how students interact and react to activities within the environment.
An analytical framework to accurately differentiate how students interact/react to working within the environment in terms of perception and dialogic interaction will be developed. Such a framework is developed through video observations and qualitative methods through a collaborative nVivo project. We will also use standardized measures of content knowledge before and after our brief interventions in formal school settings in the later years of our project.