In this time of upheaval with the COVID-19 pandemic and other societal crises globally, it is of especially high importance that we can rely on, and have trust in research. The COVID-19 pandemic has in many ways shown that we have neither the experience nor a sufficient current state of knowledge upon which to build our research, since this is an extraordinary global crisis. It is therefore more than ever important to understand the distinction between incremental and fundamental changes in teaching practice (Cuban, Kirkpatrick & Peck 2001) as a consequence of COVID-19 where home schooling, remote teaching, and other ways of trying to continue business as usual seem to have become (more or less) mainstream. This has redressed the need for both quantitative and qualitative approaches within educational technology research (ETR), methodological pluralism and a continuous awareness around privacy/data protection (and GDPR). The seminar will focus on such topics in light of aggregative- and configurative research traditions.
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Krumsvik, R. J. (2019). Extended Editorial. Mixed-method research to endorse methodological pluralism within educational technology research – easier said than done? Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 15(03), 141-152. https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1891-943x-2020-03-01