Action Research in Education

Action Research in Education

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This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to: select and define a research topic; develop a literature review; choose a design; formulate data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; and interpret, analyze, and report study results. Helpful examples and vignettes depict a variety of real-world teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK-12). Pedagogical Features Include: *Exercises and activities in every chapter. *Checklists, guidelines, and templates that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies. *Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report. *Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies. *Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.A Practical Guide Sara Efrat Efron, Ruth Ravid ... Use group data when possible to protect individuals. For example, report test scores for the class as a whole instead of scores for individual students. ... We suggest sending a letter of introduction to the participants or to their parents or guardians if they are minors. ... Boxes 4.4 and 4.5 are examples of a letter of introduction and an informed consent form, respectively, that were sent by Orin, the student teacher who investigated portfolioanbsp;...

Title:Action Research in Education
Author: Sara Efrat Efron, Ruth Ravid
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2013-02-26

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