van den Akker, Jan, "Principles and Methods of Development Research," pp. 1-14 in Jan van den Akker, Robert M. Branch, Kent Gustafson, Nienke Nieveen, and Tjeerd Plomp, eds., Design Approaches and Tools in Education and Training. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.


Defines and conceptualizes development research, compares this to other research approaches, discusses its methods and challenges.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Development as Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies


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