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Action research in education : a practical guide

Author: Sara Efrat Efron; Ruth Ravid
Publisher: New York : Guilford Publications, [2013] ©2013
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"This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to select and define a research topic; develop a literature  Read more...
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Efron, Sara Efrat.
Action research in education : a practical guide.
New York : Guilford Publications, Inc., ©2013
(DLC) 2012050760
(OCoLC)812068794
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Efrat Efron; Ruth Ravid
ISBN: 9781462509737 1462509738
OCLC Number: 828792826
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 268 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction to Action Research --
Choosing and Learning about Your Research Topic --
Approaches to Action Research --
Developing a Plan of Action --
Data Collection Tools --
Using Assessment Data in Action Research --
Data Analysis and Interpretation --
Writing, Sharing, and Implementing the Research Findings.
Responsibility: by Sara Efrat Efron and Ruth Ravid.

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"This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to select and define a research topic; develop a literature review; choose a design; formulate data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; and interpret, analyze, and report study results. Helpful examples and vignettes depict a variety of real-world teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK-12). Pedagogical Features Include Exercises and activities in every chapter. Checklists, guidelines, and templates that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies. Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report. Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies. Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading."--The publisher.

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