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ACTION RESEARCH

Create a team that will participate in


additional professional development in order
to
scaffold and facilitate teachers as they
conduct action research. This team can be
made up of resource teachers, subject/grade
level chairpersons, district staff, state
agency representatives, and/or university
professors.

Investigate and disseminate information on
conferences, seminars, and resources to
enhance the continued learning and support
of the established instructional initiatives.
Review action plans in the school
improvement plan to align action research to
ensure
that resources will be available.

Develop a calendar of dates
In the staff newsletters, assign a section to
communicate action research tips to
consider, questions and answers, testimonials,
examples, resources, and grant
information.

The Action Research Network is a tool
designed for teachers in the field as well as
students pursuing a degree in education. This
tool enables researchers (the teachers) to
share their research and view the findings of
others.

This is done by providing an online template that the
researchers fill in to help them record information
about various aspects of their research. Thus a
researcher can describe all aspects of his or her
action research project, take notes and keep them all
in one place, upload their research instruments and
data, make a first draft of their final paper and
bibliography (if doing this for a class), and share this
information with others of their choice (e.g., the
public, their professor, outside reviewers, someone
at their school).

Those who are interested in the research
done by others will be able to search using
grade level, student achievement, type of
research, type of intervention, subject matter,
etc. as search terms. This makes it easy for a
teacher or professor to locate projects that
are of particular interest or which illustrate a
particular aspect of teaching.


This tool is also helpful to professors of education who have
assigned an action research project to their students.
Professors can set up a class and have all students simply
enter a code to provide the professor with access to their
project as it is being completed. The student is able to specify
which sections of the research report are ready to be
reviewed. The professor can then review these sections
online and provide comments through a message system
internal to the tool. Similarly, students can communicate
about the project with their professor.


For those schools which prefer to have
multiple reviewers of the project, the Action
Research tool allows guest reviewers to also
be included in the process of project review
and revision. The results of these reviews are
available to the primary professor (if any has
been specified) and the student.
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REVISION
What is action research???
systematic inquiry, made public with detailed
records.
self reflective enquiry, undertaken by
participants in social setting in order to
improve practices or situations.
- dynamic, systematic process of self-inquiry and
action carried out to allow you room for
improvement.
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Educational action research:
carried out in education setting in form of
reflective inquiry to improve the
understanding of practices and situations in
your school and classroom.
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Purposes:
integrate teaching with research
improve effectiveness of practice
bridge expectation and performance gap
to develop personal and professional
development
to reflect on teaching
to realise educational values

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The basic steps of action research:
1. review of current practice
2.reflect on issue/problem
3. identify aspect to improve
4. explore ways to improve
5. Plan your action
6. Monitor your action
7. evaluate your action
8. continue on your improments

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Element to be included in your research abstract:
1. Research design
2. Research purpose
3. research location
4. research objectives
5. research participants
6. methods of data collection
7. research implementation
8. Research fndings
9. Conclusions
10. Recommendations
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Problem statement:

1. identify the gaps, shortcoming and limitations that
define the probem
2. provide evidence to define the problem
3. suggest reasons for the problem
4. suggest what you have done to identify the
problem
5. Consider how it would be severe if not overcome.
6. imagine if this problem does not exist
7. Rationalize your interest
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Literature review:
historical background
give an overview of issues, debates that
anchor your research
terms and definitions
related research and address a gap

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Sources of literature review:
books
journals
websites
gov publication, documents
proceedings of seminars, conferences
theses and dissertations
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Plagiarism:
practice of using another's work, thoughts or
ideas purposefully or unknowingly without
giving proper acknowledgement.
DO DONT
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AR procedure
1. reflection
2. issues/problem
3. research question/research objectives
4. plan an action
5. implement
6. collect data
7. monitor the action
8. interprete data
9. ways to improve
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Quantitative and qualitative data:
Ways to analyse data:
transcribe, analyse, code,process, quantitative
analyses, triangulate, interprete