CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH DESIGN (CONT.)

Role of the Researcher

This case study involved participant-observation in the role of facilitator. The researcher was the teacher of the physics students who led them through the techniques of scientific research and who worked with the students through every phase of computer usage in order to facilitate the publishing of their work on the World Wide Web. Students worked at their own pace in the classroom computer labs so there were ample opportunities for the researcher to take field notes.

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