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Most research methods are too impractical and painstaking for educators. Teachers and administrators at all levels elementary, secondary, and university need a simple, yet powerful book on conducting action research as a viable method for making educational improvements. This user-friendly book covers the principles and history of action research, ethical and legal considerations, how to conduct both formal and informal action research, data collection methods, data analysis and interpretation, planning and initiating action, and evaluating the results of action. Illustrations are included in each chapter. Features: . A procedure model for using action research in the school environment. . A model of action research with examples. . A comprehensive description of how action research varies from the use of qualitative and quantitative research methodology. . Examples of benchmarking techniques that can aid an educator in using action research. . Examples of how to conduct literature reviews. . A detailed explanation of collecting data and analyzing this data in a practical manner. . Practical tips and strategies to analyze data using basic statistical methods. . Samples of teacher action research projects and references. . How to construct graphs using Microsoft Excel. . Methods of evaluating action research. . Explanation of how to conduct a formal action research proposal. . Strategies in conducting interviews and surveys. Designed for elementary and secondary teachers and administrators as a practical guide, and for university professors as a required textbook or supplemental book.

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Tomal (educational leadership, Concordia University) shows how the concepts of action research can be applied to any educational program at any level. He explains the principles and history of action research, discusses ethical and legal considerations, and presents a procedure model for using action research in the school environment, a model of action research with examples, and advice on collecting and analyzing data and evaluating research. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This user-friendly book covers the principles and history of action research, ethical and legal considerations, how to conduct both formal and informal action research, data collection methods, data analysis and interpretation, planning and initiating action, and evaluating the results of action. Illustrations are included in each chapter.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-138) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810846135
Author:
Tomal, Daniel R.
Publisher:
R & L Education
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Group work in education
Subject:
Action research in education
Subject:
Group work in education -- United States.
Subject:
Action research in education -- United States.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Education-General
Series Volume:
107-200
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.02x6.10x.41 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Scarecrow Education - English 9780810846135 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This user-friendly book covers the principles and history of action research, ethical and legal considerations, how to conduct both formal and informal action research, data collection methods, data analysis and interpretation, planning and initiating action, and evaluating the results of action. Illustrations are included in each chapter.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-138) and index.
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