Maximising technology usage in research synthesis of higher education professional development research

Cherry Stewart*, Stefan Horarik, Keith Wolodko

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Research synthesis, a systematic accumulation, analysis, and reflection on a full body of relevant empirical evidence related to a particular research question, is a time-consuming and arduous task requiring the inclusion of multiple research points of view in the analysis process. LeximancerTM, lexical analysis, and concept mapping software has provided a method for reducing vast pools of research literature down to highly desirable research literature portions. It is not the authors' intention to provide an analysis of the documents retrieved for the research synthesis, but rather to articulate a method of content analysis that incorporates the use of technology to assist in the initial steps of a research synthesis. This chapter promotes the use of technology tools to enhance the critical review of evidence-based publications to make the identification of relevant articles more efficient and effective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal challenges and perspectives in blended and distance learning
EditorsJ. Willems, B. Tynan, R. James
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781466639799
ISBN (Print)1466639784, 9781466639782
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Maximising technology usage in research synthesis of higher education professional development research'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this