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EDP125 Action Research Assignment 2. Group Patricia Chandler, Denise Coffey, Sarah Collins, Karen Cook, Lisa Cooke. What is Action Research?. EVALUATE. CONSTRUCT. RECONSTRUCT. RE-EVALUATE. What are the principles?. Reflective Dialectical Collaborative Risk Multiple Structure

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edp125 action research assignment 2

EDP125 Action Research Assignment 2

Group

Patricia Chandler, Denise Coffey, Sarah Collins, Karen Cook, Lisa Cooke

what is action research
What is Action Research?

EVALUATE

CONSTRUCT

RECONSTRUCT

RE-EVALUATE

what are the principles
What are the principles?
  • Reflective
  • Dialectical
  • Collaborative
  • Risk
  • Multiple Structure
  • Theory, Practice and Transformation
the purpose of action research
The Purpose of Action Research
  • Helps to identify problems & seek solutions systematically
  • Can be used at all levels & in all areas of education
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Action Plan Is NOT

  • Simple problem solving
  • Not done to or by other people
  • Not simple implementation of predetermined answers
  • Not conclusive
  • Not a fad
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Methodology

  • Keep it as simple as possible by only having one research question
  • Sub questions to support the main question as research hypotheses
  • need to decide who can provide the data needed, how many participants are needed, and how to gain access to those individuals (Creswell, 2005)
how does action research achieve outcomes
How does action research achieve outcomes?

Removes the gap between deciders and the doers.

Together they decide the action, process and participate.

Generates commitment.

making action research valid
Making Action Research Valid

Validity: the degree to which scientific observations actually measure or record what they purport to measure (Pelto & Pelto, 1978, p. 33)

references

Mills, G. E. (2003). Action Research A Guide for the Teacher Researcher. New Jersey: Pearson.

References

Hendricks, C. (2009). Improving Schools through Action Research: A comprehensive Guide for Educators. USA: Pearson Education, Inc.

Mertler, C. (2006). Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom. USA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Mills, G. E. (2003). Action Research A Guide for the Teacher Researcher. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

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The University of Sydney. (2002) Action Research Report 1 : Action Research as Professional Development. The collaborative nature of action research. Retrieved October 2, 2009, from http://www- faculty.edfac.usyd.edu.au/projects/NSWhistory/actio n_research_report1.html#Journeying Through Action Research