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Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom

Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1412968577

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ISBN10: 1412968577
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Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2009
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Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412968577

Craig A. Mertler

ISBN13: 978-1412968577
ISBN10: 1412968577
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom 2/e introduces practicing teachers to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. The book's practicality stems from its focus on research methods and procedures that teachers can use with their everyday instructional practices and classroom activities. Detailed, practical information is included for teachers as they design and conduct applied classroom-based research projects. Features and Benefits: Action Research Portraits (3 portraits in each chapter) These portraits show how teachers and other educators can actually conduct action research in order to address their own specific local-level problems. Lists of online resources (updated) The comprehensive lists are comprised of Web sites that readers can pursue for additional related information. Discussion of rigor in action research (new) This discussion communicates to the reader how to maintain the high level of rigor and validity in action research Writing Up Action Research Special sections, titled Writing Up Action Research, are included in Chapters 3 through 8. These sections provide annotated excerpts from published or otherwise disseminated action research reports, highlighting specific concepts presented in each particular chapter.

Author Bio

Craig A. Mertler is currently a Professor of Assessment and Research Methodologies and Director of the School of Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University. He teaches graduate courses in action research, quantitative research methods, introductory statistical analysis, and multivariate statistical analysis. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in educational assessment methods. He is currently the author of 5 books, 2 invited book chapters, 14 refereed journal articles, 2 instructors' manuals, and numerous nonrefereed articles and manuscripts. He has also presented numerous research papers at professional meetings around the country, as well as internationally. Dr. Mertler conducts workshops for both preservice and inservice teachers on classroom-based action research and on the broad topic of classroom assessment. His primary research interests include classroom teachers' assessment literacy, assessment practices of classroom teachers, and Web-based survey methodology. Before teaching and researching at the university level, he worked as a high school science teacher, where he also coached track and volleyball and advised various student groups. Dr. Mertler can be reached at the School of Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Human Development, Room 550-C Education Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403; mertler@bgsu.edu .

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