Development Research: Principles, Methods and Challenges

Development research has acquired increased significance in the present day world due to variety of reasons, including developments in the area of education and technology. Educationalists and academicians have provided several ways in which development research can be defined. However, the conceptual framework of development research that is widely accepted lies in this definition: "the systematic study of designing, developing, and evaluating instructional programs and processes that must meet criteria of internal consistency". Here, it is pertinent to note that this definition also envisages that in addition to internal consistency, the aspect of 'effectiveness' should also be ensured.

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