Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2764

Case Report

Remote laboratory development as an action research: A case study

Nergiz Ercil Cagiltay1*, Gul Tokdemir2, Elif Aydin3 and Ali Kara3,4
  1Department of Software Engineering, Atilim University, Incek Ankara, Turkey. 2Department of Computer Engineering, Cankaya University, Ogretmenler Cad. No: 14 100.yil Ankara, Turkey. 3Department of Electrical Engineering, Atilim University, Incek Ankara, Turkey. 4TUBITAK/BILGEM, ILTAREN, Umitkoy, Ankara, Turkey.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 June 2012
  •  Published: 19 July 2012



This work presents a case study about how action research (AR) has been conducted in developing a real-life educational system. An explanation is given of the modified implementation of the classical AR methodology, based on the requirements of a remote laboratory system developed for the vocational training of students in higher education. This study reports a successful implementation of AR stages which established for the development process of a remote laboratory system along with the design of several research questions explored in each step of the system development process. It is believed that the outcomes of the study will help AR implementers to organize their research objectives, more appropriately, by addressing the organizational problems. The results of this study are also expected to guide the AR implementers to better integrate their research in solving domain specific practical problems.


Key words: Action research, remote lab, education.