Action Research for Improving Educational Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide

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SAGE Publications, Nov 25, 2009 - Reference - 160 pages
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Whether you are a busy teacher doing research in your classroom, an undergraduate starting your research project, or a graduate student writing up your dissertation, this step-by-step guide takes you through every stage involved in carrying out action research. This book draws on Valsa Koshy’s extensive experience of supervising researchers at all levels, and includes examples of action research carried out by practitioners across a range of topics and age groups. Case studies include UK and international examples, allowing you to reflect on multiple perspectives of action research in education.
 

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Contents

1 What is action research?
1
2 Getting started
28
3 Reviewing the literature
47
4 Planning action
61
5 Gathering data
77
6 Analysing data and generating evidence
101
7 Writing up your action research
122
8 Publishing your action research and planning the next steps
135
Endnote
149
Glossary of key terms
151
References
153
Index
157
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Valsa Koshy is Professor of Education and Director of a Research and Development Centre at Brunel University.

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