The Role of Theory in the Study of Peer Collaboration

  title={The Role of Theory in the Study of Peer Collaboration},
  author={Peggy N. Van Meter and Robert J. Stevens},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Education},
  pages={113 - 127}
Abstract This special issue illustrates how research on peer collaboration is influenced by different theoretical perspectives. In the first part of this commentary, the role of theory in each article is discussed. The authors use connections among theory, research questions, and study methods to identify how theory affected the work of each group of researchers. They then make the case that the real need lies in the integration of those theories and in the integration of all findings relevant… 
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