Action Research : Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom

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  • Copyright: 2005-09-19
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom introduces practicing teachers to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. The practical nature of the book stems from the fact that it focuses on research methods and procedures that teachers can use in conjunction with their everyday instructional practices and activities in classrooms. An overview of traditional educational research is followed by detailed, practical information describing each step for teachers as they design and conduct their own applied, classroom-based research projects. Although based on the research literature, the book takes a very practical approach, never losing sight of its intended audience'”practicing educators. Key Features Includes numerous concrete examples on important topics such as data collection instruments and presentations of research results Integrates two detailed and practically-based action research case studies throughout the book Provides sections within each chapter with related Web sites, highlighted concepts, summaries, questions and activities, glossary, and a sample syllabus The practical and applied approach of Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom will benefit students enrolled in graduate courses in Action Research, Research Methods in Education, Qualitative Research Methods, Principalship, and Superintendency.

Author Biography

Craig A. Mertler is currently Associate Professor of Assessment and Research Methodologies in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Action Research
Overview of the Action Research Process
Planning for Action Research
Developing a Research Plan
Collecting Data
Analyzing Data
Developing an Action Plan
Sharing and Reflecting
Writing Up Action Research
Sample Action Research Report: Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science
Sample Action Research Report: What Patterns of Teacher-Student Verbal Communication Exist in My Classroom?
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