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Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher (4th Edition) 4th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0137003143
ISBN-10: 0137003145
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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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (January 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137003145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137003143
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is invaluable when attempting to set up an action research project. Although geared towards teaching and improving aspects under your control this book would be a great resource for anyone attempting an action research project.
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Im getting my MEd and this is really helping me write a research experiment proposal. It takes me step by step through the different steps to do that.
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Delivery and book came in as expected.. met all of my requirements. I write in short choppy sentences reflecting short choppy thoughts. and it's hard to meet the minimum
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A good practical book on Action Research for teachers. A lot of materials to browse through and they are very helpful.
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I had to buy this for school. It's a comprehensive book on Action Research. Do I love action research? No. Is it important? Yes. This is a good book on a boring but essential subject.
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I bought this in order to my education because it was required.So hopefully I'll use some of the items in my future education.
I can recomend it to others.
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This book is ok, I am not happy about research, but for those doing research, it is a good book for guidance and reference.
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This book is a fantastic resource for teacher researchers. Walks you through the process step by step. A must have.
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