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Short Guide to Action Research, A, 4th edition

  • Andrew P. Johnson

Published by Pearson (August 17th 2011) - Copyright © 2012

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ISBN-13: 9780132839242

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Table of contents

Chapter 1. SCIENCE, RESEARCH, AND TEACHING

I. Science, Research, and Teaching

II. Science

 1. Science and Pseudoscience

II. Research

 1. Quantitative Research

 2. Qualitative Research

 3. Quantitative or Qualitative?

III. TEACHING

 1. What Scientists and Teachers Do

IV. Using Research in Education: Theories, Hypotheses, and Paradigms, Oh My!

 1. Theories and Hypotheses

 2. Paradigms

 3. Better Decision Makers

 

Chapter 2. INTRODUCTION TO ACTION RESEARCH

I. Research in Action

 1. A Quick Overview of Action Research

 2. Descriptors of Action Research

II. The Importance of Action Research

 1. The Gap between Theory and Practice

 2. Teacher Empowerment

 3. Teacher Inservice and Professional Growth

 

Chapter 3. USING ACTION RESEARCH FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS

I. FINDING THE PROBLEM

II. FINDING SOLUTIONS

 1. Creative Problem Solving

 2. Means—End Analysis

 3. Problem-Solving Strategies in the Classroom

 4. Testing the Solution

III. AN EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH AND PROBLEM SOLVING

 1. Finding the Problem

 2. Finding a Solution

 3. Testing the Solution

IV. PROBLEM SOLVING AND INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT

 

Chapter 4. THE BEGINNING

I. AN OVERVIEW OF THE ACTION RESEARCH PROCESS

 1. Action Research Steps

II. FINDING YOUR RESEARCH TOPIC

 1. A Teaching Strategy

 2. Identify a Problem

 3. Examine an Area of Interest

III. STILL HAVING TROUBLE STARTING?

 

Chapter 5. REVIEWING THE LITERATURE

I. REVIEWING THE LITERATURE

II. SOURCES FOR THE LITERATURE REVIEW

 1. Academic Journals

 2. Books

 3. The Internet

 4. How Many Sources?

III. STEPS FOR A LITERATURE REVIEW

IV. CITATIONS

V. THE REFERENCE PAGE

 1. Journals

 2. Books

VI. A SAMPLE LITERATURE REVIEW

 1. Literature Review at the Beginning

 2. A Literature Review at the End

 

Chapter 6. METHODS OF COLLECTING DATA

I. DATA COLLECTION

 1. Systematic

 2. Data Collection and Soil Samples

 

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