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Action research in teaching and learning : a practical guide to conducting pedagogical research in universities

Author: Lin Norton
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Practical and down-to-earth, this fully updated edition is the ideal introduction to action research. Written in an accessible style to build confidence, it provides easily adaptable practical frameworks, guidelines and advice on researching practice within a higher education context. It guides the reader through each stage of the action research process from engaging with the critical theory to the practical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lin Norton
ISBN: 9781138551459 1138551457 9781138551466 1138551465
OCLC Number: 1043064901
Description: xviii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What does doing pedagogical action research mean in the current higher education context? --
Why is reflective practice important? --
Why is the professionalization of university teaching important? --
How can pedagogical action research contribute to career development? --
Where do you start a pedagogical action research study? --
What research methods should you choose? --
How can you analyze qualitative data in pedagogical action research? --
How can you analyze quantitative data in pedagogical action research? --
How can you use pedagogical tools for your action research study? --
What are the ethical issues involved in pedagogical action research? --
Going public : how can you grow the influence of your findings?
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"Practical and down-to-earth, this fully updated edition is the ideal introduction to action research. Written in an accessible style to build confidence, it provides easily adaptable practical frameworks, guidelines and advice on researching practice within a higher education context. It guides the reader through each stage of the action research process from engaging with the critical theory to the practical applications with the ultimate goal of producing a research study which is publishable. With new chapters engaging with teaching excellence and analysing qualitative and quantitative research, this book is a critical read for any individual teaching or undertaking action research" --

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