Engaging in Action Research

Engaging in Action Research

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You don't need a tweed jacket to be a researchera€”in thousands of schools across North America, practising teachers conduct studies on best practices, alternative approaches, and effective learning strategies. Classroom teachers have experiences and opportunities unavailable to researchers in a university setting, and action researcha€”site-based, teacher-conducted researcha€”can have a valuable impact on the educational community. Yet many teachers don't see their work as real research, and many other teachers have great ideas for research projects but don't know where to begin. For these teachers, Engaging in Action Research demystifies the world of educational research and provides support, guidance, and encouragement. From creating a research plan to reporting findings, this book provides step-by-step instructions to help teachers conduct research projects in the classroom, using strategies that work. Get ready to investigate, analyze, and share!Unless you plan to make formal qualitative research a major and ongoing part of your life, wea#39;d suggest that the time it takes to master ... some do), a list of data- analysis software programs can be obtained from Wikipedia (some of which are free applications). ... Spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel are also simple to master for basic data presentation. ... Computer use in research: an example The principal and a team of school-based action researchers in a large urban highanbsp;...

Title:Engaging in Action Research
Author:Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian, Nicole Day
Publisher:Brush Education - 2013


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