Hopscotch (Jorrín-Abellán, 2019), is a conceptual model and a web-tool created with the aim of helping novice researchers in the development of solid and well-informed research designs. You can use Hopscotch in the following ways:
1. Study the different steps that should be taken into account to generate solid and well-informed research designs in social sciences & Education.
In the following link you can find a detailed description of all the steps you should follow in order to generate solid and well-informed research designs in social sciences and education. The Hopscotch will provide you with textual and multimedia information that might help the design of your own study.
2.Generate a qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods research design using Hopscotch
The hopscotch also offers three interactive itineraries with the aim of providing a step-by-step guide in the generation of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed-methods research designs. After filling out the interactive forms you will find in the previous websites, the system will automatically send an email to the user with the complete generated design in a pdf format. Moreover, the user will also get a link that would allow her to update the research design as many times as needed.
3.Generate a Visual representation of your research design
The hopscotch also offers the possibility of generating a visual representation of your qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed-methods research designs. To do so, you will have to select the particular research tradition or research design you would like to implement and then fill out a brief form. The system will automatically send an email to the user with the visual representation in pdf format. Moreover, the user will also get a link that would allow her to update the visual representation as many times as needed.
4.Share and discuss your research design or visual representation with other members of the Hopscotch community
After having generated either a research design or a visual representation your qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed-methods research design, hopscotch also offers the possibility of sharing and discussing your design with other members of the community. To do so, you will first have to create an account and then join one of the following groups.
|Share & Discuss your qualitative design
||Share & Discuss your quantitative design
||Share & Discuss your mixed-methods design