Action Research : Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-03
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Provides comprehensive coverage of action research methods without being unnecessarily technicalThe Second Edition of Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom introduces practicing teachers to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. Written for the practicing educator, the focus is on conducting applied, classroom research. The book's practicality stems from its attention to research methods and procedures that teachers can use with their everyday instructional practices and classroom activities.New to the Second Edition Incorporates a discussion of rigor in classroom-based action research (Chapter 1) Presents several additional models of action research, including visuals of those models (Chapter 1) Discusses the activity of conducting "reconnaissance" (Chapters 2 and 3) Adds a third Action Research Portrait to illustrate how teachers conduct action research in response to their own classroom situations (Chapters 3-8) Provides a section that encourages educators to develop their own action research communities (Chapter 8)   Simplifies the summaries of all nine chapters so that the main points and sub-points are more apparent Offers two new examples of complete action research reports in Appendixes A and BNow Accompanied by a Student Study Site!A new Student Study Site ( www.sagepub.com/mertler2study ) includes comprehensive study materials such as chapter summaries, practice tests, flashcards, and PowerPoint slides. Additional resources include "Learning from SAGE Journal Articles," "How to Read a Research Article," and an annotated research report for student reference.

Table of Contents

"What is Action Research?"
Introduction to Action Research
Overview of the Action Research Process
?How Do I Begin My Action Research Study??
Planning for Action Research
Developing a Research Plan
?What Do I Do With All These Data??
Collecting Data
Analyzing Data
?I?Ve Got Results?Now What??
Developing an Action Plan
Sharing and Reflecting
Writing Up Action Research
Sample Action Research Report: The Effects of De-Emphasizing Grades on the Achievement and Stress Levels of Students in Health Class
Sample Action Research Report: Assessing the Assessments ? What Really Works? An Action Research Report
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