Knowledge visualization for research design: the case of the idea Puzzle software at the University of Auckland

Ricardo Morais, Ian Brailsford

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Abstract

This chapter presents a case of information and communication technology use in doctoral research processes. In particular, it presents the use of the Idea Puzzle software as a knowledge visualization tool for research design at the University of Auckland. The chapter begins with a review of previous contributions on knowledge visualization and research design. It then presents the Idea Puzzle software and its application at the University of Auckland. In addition, the chapter discusses the results of a largescale survey conducted on the Idea Puzzle software in 71 higher education institutions as well as its first usability testing at the University of Auckland. The chapter concludes that the Idea Puzzle software stimulates visual integrative thinking for coherent research design in the light of Philosophy of Science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch anthology on innovative research methodologies and utilization across multiple disciplines
PublisherIGI Global
Pages351-366
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781668438824
ISBN (Print)9781668438817
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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