Summary: 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 a ...show morend 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, Analyzing and 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. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 11
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