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MSPnet Academy: Design-based Implementation Research


Design-based Implementation Research: Working in Partnership(s) to Transform the Relationship of Research and Practice

Overview: Producing credible research that employs rigorous methodologies to evaluate interventions is important, but not sufficient to transform teaching and learning at scale. Research must also be relevant, usable, and inform ongoing efforts to improve systems. Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) is an emerging approach to research that combines learning sciences and policy research methods and perspectives to address persistent problems of practice, particularly related to implementation. In this talk, we will define DBIR, describe its key principles, and present examples of DBIR from our own research. In addition, we will identify key opportunities and challenges to developing DBIR as an interdisciplinary approach to research on interventions for learning that support systemic change.