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Activity Systems Analysis Methods

Understanding Complex Learning Environments

Authors: Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.

  • Discusses the values of activity systems analysis in complex learning environments
  • Offers guidance on designing a study using activity systems analysis
  • Includes methodological guidance and in-depth examples
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About this book

Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) has its origins in Lev Vygotsky’s pioneering work in the 1920s. More recently, education scholars have used CHAT to study learning behavior through the creation of activity systems analysis. Activity Systems Analysis Methods brings the CHAT framework into clear practical focus to offer a non-dualistic perspective on contemporary learning process in context. By focusing especially on methodologies, and including numerous real-life examples, the book moves beyond the theoretical realm to provide readers with expert guidance in mapping and evaluating complex learning interactions in natural environments. This first-of-its kind volume: • Summarizes the theoretical development of CHAT and activity systems analysis. • Explains how researchers perform activity systems analysis, and ways it benefits educational research and practice. • Addresses challenges to the validity of activity systems analysis. • Provides detailed examples of activity systems analysis used toward various research goals. • Identifies methodological issues salient to designing and conducting CHAT-related studies in qualitative research. • Refers readers to additional resources on activity systems analysis theory, methods, and issues. Education researchers, particularly in instructional technology and design, learning sciences, and educational psychology, will find Activity Systems Analysis Methods an exciting resource for adding new relevance and value to their work.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Activity Systems Analysis and Its Value

    Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.

    Pages 1-11

  • Understanding Cultural Historical Activity Theory

    Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.

    Pages 13-26

  • Activity Systems Analysis Critics

    Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.

    Pages 27-35

  • Examples of Activity Systems Analysis Used in Research for Various Purposes

    Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.

    Pages 37-62

  • Qualitative Research in Activity Systems Analysis

    Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.

    Pages 63-79

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6321-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6320-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9190-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Activity Systems Analysis Methods
Book Subtitle
Understanding Complex Learning Environments
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6321-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6321-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6320-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9190-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 148
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