The Role of Micro Communities in Educational Research
Daniel Surry, Fred Baker, Thomas Rausch, University of South Alabama, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Research communities play an essential role in fostering high quality research. The traditional view of a research community, however, is changing due to the increased fragmentation and specialization of research, especially in the social sciences. This paper describes the concept of Micro Research Communities and discusses their advantages and disadvantages for educational researchers. The paper also outlines a process for identifying, developing, and fostering Micro Research Communities.
Surry, D., Baker, F. & Rausch, T. (2013). The Role of Micro Communities in Educational Research. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2453-2456). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).