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A short guide to action research

Author: Andrew P Johnson
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew P Johnson
ISBN: 9780205509317 0205509312
OCLC Number: 84900924
Description: xii, 226 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Science, research, and teaching : Science : Science and Pseudoscience. Research: Quantitative research ; Qualitative research ; Quantitative or qualitative?. Teaching : What scientists and teachers do. Using research in education: Theories, Hypotheses, and paradigms, oh my! : Theories and hypotheses ; Paradigms ; Better decision makers --
2. Research paradigms and the nature of reality : Ontological perspective : Materialistic monism ; Dualism ; Transcendental monism ; Three perspectives in perspective. Implications --
3. Introduction to action research : Research in action : A quick overview of action research ; Descriptors of action research. The importance of action research : The gap between theory and practice ; Teacher empowerment ; Teacher inservice and professional growth --
4. Using action research for solving problems : Finding the problem ; Finding solutions : Creative problem solving ; Means-end analysis ; Problem solving strategies in the classroom. Testing the solution ; An example of action research and problem solving : Finding the problem ; Finding a solution ; Testing the solution --
5. Strategies for professional growth and development : Action research and the professional development of teachers : More knowledge please ; Process and empowerment ; Other professional development opportunities. Observing your own practice : Best practice ; Audiotaping lessons ; Descriptive, not prescriptive --
6. The beginning : An overview of the action research process : Action research steps. Finding your research topic : A teaching strategy ; Identify a problem ; Examine an area of interest. Still having trouble starting? --
7. A theoretical context : Reviewing the literature ; Sources for the literature review : Academic journals ; The internet ; Books ; Nonprint sources ; How many sources?. Sample literature reviews : A literature review at the beginning ; A literature review at the end --
8. Methods of collecting data : Data collection : Systematic ; Data collection and soil samples ; A television sports analyst. Types of data collection in action research : Log or research journal ; Field notes-your observation ; checklists ; conferences and interviews ; video- and audiotapes ; Data retrieval charts ; Rating checklists ; Students' products or performances ; Surveys ; Attitude and rating scales ; The arts ; Archival Data ; Websites, class journals, or e-mail --
9. Methods of analyzing data : Accuracy and credibility: This is what is ; Validity, reliability, and triangulation : Validity ; Triangulation ; Reliability. Inductive analysis : Larry, Moe, and Curly help with inductive analysis ; Case studies or representative samples ; Vision quest ; Defining and describing categories ; The next month --
10. Quantitative design in action research : Correlational research : Correlation coefficient ; Misusing correlation research ; Negative correlation ; Making predictions. Causal-comparative research : Whole language in California. Quasi-experimental research : Quasi-action research ; Pretest-posttest design ; Pretest-posttest control group design ; Time series design ; Time series control group design ; Equivalent time-sample design. The function of statistics : Descriptive statistics ; Inferential statistics --
11. Discussion: your plan of action : Conclusions and recommendations : Christina Stolfa, Nacogdoches, Texas ; Jo Hendrickson, St. Louis Park, Minnesota ; Cathy Stamps, Fifth grade, Hopkins elementary school ; Delinda Whitley, Mt. Enterprise, Texas. Evaluation of the study : Jim Vavreck, St. Peter, Minnesota ; Staci Wilson, Irving, Texas. Designing a new plan or program : Creating a new plan or program ; A less formal plan of action. 12. Sample action research projects : Sample 12.1, Alison Reynolds, Minneapolis, Minnesota ; Sample 12.2, Kay Dicke, Eden Prairie ; Sample 12.3, LouAnn Stachota ; Sample 12.4, Georgina L. Pete ; Sample 12.5, Teresa Van Batavia, Eisenhower Elementary, Hopkins elementary ; Sample 12.6, Linda Roth, St. Peter School district, St. Peter, Minnesota ; Sample 12.7, Angela Hassett Brunelle Getty, Martinez, California ; Sample 12.8, Michelle Bahr, Shakopee, Minnesota ; Sample 12.9, Kim Schafer, Minnetonka, Minnesota ; A final word --
13. Presenting your action research : The educational environment : Your colleagues ; Your students ; School boards, principals, and administrators: making a case ; Your classroom: evaluating new programs ; Parent conferences ; As part of a master's thesis. The professional environment : Professional conferences and conventions ; Academic journals ; ERIC. Local community organizations --
14. Writing an action research report : Tone and style ; Length ; Clarity ; Headings --
15. Action research as master's thesis : Before you start : Nine tips for writing your master's thesis. The action research thesis ; Examples of full master's theses : Christine Reed, educational specialist degree, Nerstrand elementary school, Nerstrand, Minnesota ; Jackie Royer, master's thesis, Trimont schools, Trimont, Minnesota --
16. The literature review : A theoretical context : Steps for a literature review ; Using an objective writing style. A sample literature review ; The reference page --
17. Findings: reporting qualitative data : Presenting qualitative data ; The importance of structure : Structure and inductive analysis ; Using headings to create structure ; Using subheadings to create more structure. Case studies or representative samples : It's alive! --
18. Findings: reporting quantitative data using tables and figures : Qualifying reality : Using numbers ; Using words ; Reporting arithmetic data. Tables ; Figures : Graphs ; Other visuals.
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