For anyone completing or interested in action research, this book would provide you with a clear and comprehensive guide to approaching your project and would serve as a useful reference tool.
'This structured and accessible book, with excellent case studies, will give confidence to anyone embarking on an action research project'-Professor Ken Jones, Dean of Humanities, Swansea Metropolitan University
'Masterly in its lucidity, this text contextualises Action Research in the fiedl of Education Practice; and is therefore a valuable resource in both professional learning and improved professional practice'-Effie Maclellan, Research Professor in Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
The book offers a useful insight into the nature of action research for practitioners.
McAteer discusses the subject clearly - highly recommended for those undertaking action research in education.
This publication will be highly recommended for students studying their action research projects on the foundation degree programme. The chapters are clearly set out with good examples for reflection within each section allowing for students to relate to their current practice.
A useful guide written in user-friendly language which it makes it accessible to students new to action research.
I find this book very accessible - a good introductory book for education research students considering action research.
Action research is a method that has the capacity to change a situation in practice or education setting. Through case study illustrations, the potential for change is explored in this book. Students who choose to carry out Action research will have a grounding in professional development through reading this book.
This is an accessible and informative text which is ideal as a support text for beginning teacher researchers
This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of action research in education. It has applicability to other subject areas such as nursing and health care. It is clearly written and is both interesting and engaging.
This is an essential recommendation
This is a well structured and logical book, which is supported by a range of activities and case studies. This should help students undertaking an action research project.
This is an excellent, current and methodical book, which provides detailed information about what action research is, various approaches to action research, and guidance on how to carry out research projects.
I particularly found McAteer a critical and evaluative writer; and enjoyed her approach to data collection, analysis, and evaluative methodologies.
Our Master's programme attracts mostly current teachers who are looking at developing their understanding of education and pedagogy. This book is a really good aid to help such students understand what action research is all about and how it can be done in an educational setting. The text is clear and readable, with very helpful conclusions and summaries at the end of each chapter. The suggestions for further reading are relevant and useful, though the additional online resources were a little disappointing.
Clear text to support students in this approach
For MA course
Jean McNiff is the most used text, it was intersting to take an alternative perspective
It is a useful book but quite specific may be included in reference lists/bibliographies for Masters students
A useful book for those that are undertaking the optional DTLLS module on action research.It provides a comprehensive view of the nature and purpose of action research.
the book was at a level that was deemed to indepth for level 3
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