Abstract


UTILIZATION OF THE RESEARCH COMPLIANCE MATRIX IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION: A DESIGN BASED RESEARCH

Scientific research involves phases such as collecting data to solve a problem, drawing conclusions based on findings, and making recommendations through discussion. Scientific research process requires a coherent approach in scrutinizing all phases of a research. Disruption of coherency results in several inaccuracies which lead to loss of time and finances, even to article rejection. The present study was conducted with the design-based research method to design an instrument to prevent above-mentioned problems. The study participants were assigned with criterion sampling for both the first and second application stages. Ten participants that included 4 academicians, 3 doctoral students and 3 undergraduate students were assigned for the first application. The participants of the second initial stage included 4 academicians. The study data were collected with document review and an opinion form. The study data were analyzed with descriptive analysis, a qualitative data analysis technique. In the first stage, the Research Compliance Matrix draft was developed. Literature review was conducted to collect data for the development of the draft matrix. The draft was initially presented for expert opinion and edited based on the expert feedback. The Research Compliance Matrix was reviewed based on the feedback and applied to the participants of the first stage. The participants also completed an opinion form to evaluate the matrix. The participant feedback was evaluated, and the Research Compliance Matrix was re-edited. Then the matrix was applied for the second time. The study findings demonstrated that participants considered the Research Compliance Matrix beneficial in scientific research. The last section of the study includes recommendations for future researchers on the employment of the Research Compliance Matrix.



Keywords

Research compliance matrix, educational research design, educational research evaluation, compliance in scientific researches, design based research


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