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Action Research in Education

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780132255189

ISBN10:
0132255189
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/10/2007
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

Informed by the author's years of field research, teaching, and consulting, this readable, accessible book will assist novice researchers to understand qualitative, action research. Up-to-date coverage based on the work of earlier researchers clearly delineates the place of action research in the current research methodology scene; and speaks directly to the needs of those involved on a daily basis with classrooms and schools.Defines action research and clarifies its nature, providing a clear description of the relationship between qualitative and quantitative research. Offers step-by-step procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating the kind of research projects that help people use their own understanding and expertise to work systematically through a data gathering process, and, ultimately, find a solution to the problem they are investigating. Includes an entire chapter addressing design, ethics, and validityexamines sampling, informed consent, permissions, credibility, the index of engagement (excitement, interest, apathy, resistance), and other factors. Featuers an entire chapter onData Gatheringdetails the techniques of information gathering from a variety of sourcesinterviews, surveys, records, artifacts, and others. Includes a discussion of the relationship between action research and common educational practices.For novice researchers and educators.

Table of Contents

The Purposes of Action Research
Understanding Action Research: Exploring Issues of Paradigm and Method
Initiating a Study: Research Design
Gathering Data: Sources of Information
Giving Voice: Interpretive and Qualitative Data Analysis
Representation: Communicating Research Processes and Outcomes
Taking Action: Passion, Purposes, and Pathways
Case Studies: Action Research Reports, Presentations, and Performances
On-line Resources
References
Index
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