From the Back Cover
Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, Fourth Edition, provides a research-based, step-by-step approach to action research that helps to develop teachers and administrators with professional attitudes, who embrace action, progress, and reform.
The fourth edition includes:
Balanced coverage of quantitative data collection and analysis techniques
- Chapter 4, Data Collection Techniques, covers collection techniques for the most frequently used qualitative and quantitative data, including observations, interviews, teacher-made tests, and standardized test data.
- Chapter 6, Data Analysis and Interpretation, guides students through data analysis and provides techniques, coding guidelines, and examples for analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data.
- NEW! Additional coverage of mixed methods research has been added throughout the book.
A focus on producing critical consumers of action research
- NEW! A new chapter, Evaluating Action Research (Chapter 9), helps students become critical consumers of research.
- NEW!Included in Chapter 9 is an article from an action research journal that is analyzed using the new criteria for evaluating action research.
- NEW! Appendix A, Action Research in Action, contains an extended example and evaluation of an action research case study.
An expanded coverage of ethics
- NEW! Chapter 2, Ethics, provides an expanded discussion of ethical guidelines and provides guidance for seeking and obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.</P>
About the Author
A native of Australia, Geoff moved to the USA in 1986 to undertake doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. After completing his PhD in 1988, Geoff accepted his first teaching position at Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University). After 12 years of teaching, Geoff moved into university administration and is now in his ninth year as Dean and Professor of Education in the School of Education at Southern Oregon University.
Geoff has traveled extensively and given invited action research presentations in Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many states in the US. In addition to Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, Fourth Edition, Geoff is also the only active author of Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications (2009) now in its 9th edition.