Distance Education Research : A Review of its Structure, Methodological Issues and Priority Areas
Sanjaya Mishra, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 7, Number 3, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Research literature of a discipline depicts the culture, concern andpriorities of its own. They contain specialised knowledge unique to the discipline and reflect the research practices and methods adopted by scholars in their pursuit of research and development. The discipline of distance education having emerged from the domain of educational research has now its unique characteristics. It has a number of professional and research journals for reporting of research literature. This paper makes an attempt to review the distance education research literature from the viewpoint of its structure, methodological concerns and priority areas. The review concludes that researchers in open and distance education are verymuch concerned over the importance of research, areas of research requiring priority, ways to accomplish research, methodokgical rigour, ethical issues and research reporting.
Mishra, S. (1998). Distance Education Research : A Review of its Structure, Methodological Issues and Priority Areas. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 7(3), 267-282. Indira Gandhi National Open University.