Design Based Implementation Research

Designing in Distributed Networks

Design in DBIR can take place within networks of people and organizations. Sometimes, the network crosses political boundaries of districts and communities. The design addresses problems common to many districts or communities, and the network members seek to learn from implementation variation across sites.

Designing in distributed networks is a strategy for realizing a commitment to collaborative, iterative design, the second principle of DBIR. When design also aims to “get better at getting better” as part of a networked improvement community, this strategy also helps build capacity for sustaining change in systems, the fourth principle of DBIR.

  • Practical Tool

    Cause and Effect Analysis (Fishbone Diagrams)

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  • Poster, Text

    More than a Network: Building Professional Communities for Educational Improvement

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  • Presentation

    Improving Inservice Teacher Education with Design-Based Implementation Research

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  • Slides

    NCTM Webinar on DBIR and Early Math Learning Slides

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