Using Formative Research to Develop Educational Quality

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นวรินทร์ ตาก้อนทอง Navarin Tagontong


Formative research, which aims to improve thinking or theories based on the progressive assessment, is an innovative research methodology that brings about last and ongoing work development. This research occurs before or while the program is implemented in order to find new and better points of development. In addition, it is a Research and Development or Action Research that creates to improve design theory for teaching and learning practices. The research results revealed improving guidelines for work and guided modification for the current or the new invention theories in working strategies. This research methodology was suitable for educational development, especially for teachers in creating educational innovation that leads to learners’ development, which was not restricted only on learning activities but also expanded to curriculum development, educational guidance, and management in order to enhance sustainable educational development. Moreover, the content of this research will promote understanding of formative research for those who are interested in this area. In other words, they will be able to understand approaches, procedures, and be able to aware when selecting formative research. Also, this research promotes cooperation in conducting formative research among researchers, educational scholars, and instructors. In this regard, the focus of formative research is on improving and developing design theory, which aims at developing learning or related factors that support learning and the development of educational quality of learners. The research starts from the study on the characteristic of the target group in terms of the current conditions and the expected conditions. The study on the differences between those conditions is performed to identify the development guidelines in accordance to research objectives. This process is directly response to leaners’ needs which allow them to learn every lesson appropriately and also to meet the researcher and instructors’ expectation which effects to sustainable development of education quality.

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Navarin Tagontong น. ต. (2018). Using Formative Research to Develop Educational Quality. Dusit Thani College Journal, 11(2), 421–438. Retrieved from
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