Action research is a popular method of research among education students and teachers and requires specific guidance. This book provides exactly that, with action research examples and guidance that is reflective of the likely obstacles of action research.
Chapter 1: What is Action Research?
Chapter 2: Understand your context!
Chapter 3: What is educational research?
Chapter 4: Design and implementation - step by step
Chapter 5: Making the best start possible
Chapter 6: Data - how to know it when you see it
Chapter 7: Issues and challenges - finding your 'researcher voice'
Chapter 8: Choosing methods
Chapter 9: Sampling, ethics, access, reliability, validity
Chapter 10: Data gathering - what to actually do and how?
Chapter 11: Handling your results
Chapter 12: 'Writing up' and dissemination
Chapter 13: The Action Research Cycle revisited: a case of continuous learning
Chapter 14: Frequently Asked Questions about Action Research