Opis: Action Research - Robert Butroyd, Geoffrey Mills
Action Research provides support for teachers, lecturers and trainees going through the action research process. It is written in a clear and accessible style and is suitable for those studying for academic qualifications or researching for professional development, offering practical and academically sound guidance. 'This book is highly recommended reading for any student or teacher undertaking action research. It provides readers with helpful and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the action research process and is both pragmatic and academically challenging. Its main strength is the way in which it guides and scaffolds the reader through the practical elements of the action research cycle whilst also engaging the reader with key methodological, conceptual and ethical issues related to action research. It does so by containing many innovative features which provoke the reader to enhance their critical insights into conducting action research. It also offers illustrative case studies which are used effectively to exemplify the action research process and raise some of the common dilemmas and challenges facing action researchers. This book is essential reading for any student or teacher wishing to improve educational practicethrough action research.' - Dr Janet Rose, Award Leader MA Education, Bath Spa University, UK.
Phase 1 Finding a focus
1 What is Action Research?
4 Finding a focus
Phase 2 Clarifying the focus
5 Data collection techniques
6 Data collection considerations: validity, reliability, and generalisability
7 Data analysis and interpretation
Phase 3 Implementation
8 Action planning for educational change
Phase 4 Evaluation and dissemination
9 Evaluating Action Research
10 Disseminating Action Research