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A native of Australia, Geoff moved to the USA in 1986 to undertake doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. After completing his PhD in 1988, Geoff accepted his first teaching position at Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University). After 12 years of teaching, Geoff moved into university administration and is now in his ninth year as Dean and Professor of Education in the School of Education at Southern Oregon University.
Geoff has traveled extensively and given invited action research presentations in Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many states in the US. In addition to Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, Fourth Edition, Geoff is also the only active author of Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications (2009) now in its 9th edition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Understanding Action Research
Chapter 2: Ethics
Chapter 3: Deciding on an Area of Focus
Chapter 4: Data Collection Techniques
Chapter 5: Data Collection Considerations: Validity, Reliability, and Generalizability
Chapter 6: Data Analysis and Interpretation
Chapter 7: Action Planning for Educational Change
Chapter 8: Writing Up Action Research
Chapter 9: Evaluating Action Research
Appendix A: Action Research in Action: A Case Study of Curtis Elementary and an Article Critique
Appendix B: Standard Deviation and Action Research
Appendix C: Displaying Data Visually