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Action Research in Education

Action Research in Education - 2nd edition

Action Research in Education - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780132255189

ISBN10: 0132255189

Action Research in Education by Stringer - ISBN 9780132255189
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 08
Copyright: 2008
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Action Research in Education by Stringer - ISBN 9780132255189

ISBN13: 9780132255189

ISBN10: 0132255189

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 08

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Informed by the author's years of field research, teaching, and consulting, this readable, accessible book will assist novice researchers to understand qualitative, action research. Up-to-date coverage based on the work of earlier researchers clearly delineates the place of action research in the current research methodology scene; and speaks directly to the needs of those involved on a daily basis with classrooms and schools.Defines action research and clarifies its nature, providing a clear description of the relationship between qualitative and quantitative research. Offers step-by-step procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating the kind of research projects that help people use their own understanding and expertise to work systematically through a data gathering process, and, ultimately, find a solution to the problem they are investigating. Includes an entire chapter addressing design, ethics, and validityndash;examines sampling, informed consent, permissions, credibility, the index of engagement (excitement, interest, apathy, resistance), and other factors. Featuers an entire chapter onData Gatheringndash;details the techniques of information gathering from a variety of sourcesndash;interviews, surveys, records, artifacts, and others. Includes a discussion of the relationship between action research and common educational practices.For novice researchers and educators.

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