A Conceptual Model of the Research Methodology Domain - With a Focus on Computing Fields of Study

Colin Pilkington, Laurette Pretorius
2015 Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management  
Recognising the need for the development of research capacity and changing learning paradigms that include online and collaborative approaches, an ontology of research methodology needs to be developed to allow for the shared creation of knowledge in this domain. An ontology engineering approach is followed in developing a conceptual model of the domain using UML, with a focus on studies in the computing disciplines. A research scheme that is made up of a philosophical world view, a research
more » ... view, a research design, and research methods is proposed. Appropriate relations between these are identified, as well as attributes of the various concepts in the conceptual model. A focus group consisting of senior researchers in the field of computing was utilised to validate the model.
doi:10.5220/0005613100960107 dblp:conf/ic3k/PilkingtonP15 fatcat:uf5nszvig5fqhe7fl3kxzuzoha