Action Research Essentials

ISBN-10: 0470189290

ISBN-13: 9780470189290

Edition: 2009

Authors: Dorothy Valcarcel Craig, Grace J Craig

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Action Research Essentials is a practical guide born of the author's own experience working with students in the social sciences and education, providing a step-by-step outline of how to "do" action research--backed by the most extensive theory and research coverage on the market today. The author guides future researcher/practitioners through the action research process via numerous concrete illustrations and a wealth of on-line resources; positioning it as a fundamental component of practice, A key and unique strength of the book is its outreach to a much larger breadth of students than usually found in action research books. This book will illustrate all the steps in action research using examples from education, social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, medicine, and counseling. The structure of the book is intended as the sole textbook for a course devoted to naturalistic inquiry, practitioner research, or beginning qualitative methods, or can complement a general research course.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Figures, Tables, & Exhibits
Preface
The Author
Introduction to Action Research
Introduction
What Is Action Research?
Action Research: Some Definitions
Why Engage in Action Research?
Steps in the Process
Phases of an Action Research Study
What Are Data?
When Is Action Research the Appropriate Choice?
How Can the Process Effect Change?
The Ethical Researcher
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
The Process Begins
The Action Research Environment
Identifying Problems Suitable for Action Research
Sources for Problems or Research Topics
Considering the Value of a Problem or Topic
Narrowing the Focus
The Reflective Journal Revisited
Concept Mapping and Focus
Reflecting on Relevancy
Inquiring, Questioning, Interviewing, and Gathering Information
The IRB-Friend or Foe?
Informed Consent Forms and Assent Forms
A Few More Words on the IRB
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
The Literature Review
The Literature Review and Action Research
What Is a Literature Review?
Rationale for Reviewing Literature
Literature Review for Action Research
Conducting a General Literature Review: Processes and Steps
Identifying and Selecting Appropriate Sources
Relevancy, Accuracy, and Value of Online Sources
Online Literature Review
What Experts Have to Say
Organizing Sources and Themes in the Literature Review
Writing the Review
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
Designing Research Questions
What Drives a Study?
Starting Point for Generating Questions
Research Considerations
Research Design and Research Questions
Research Questions as a Blueprint or Framework
The Research Statement
Characteristics of Good Research Questions
Questions, Questions, Questions: Examples and Practice
Research Umbrella as a Source for Research Questions
Broad Themes, Subthemes, and Research Questions
Returning to the Literature Review
Blending Ideas to Achieve Refined Overarching Questions
Research Questions, Chronology, and Writing
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
Identifying Data Sets to Inform Inquiry
Revisiting Questions
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
Data Versus Data Sets
Data Sets That Inform
Aligning Multiple Forms of Data with Overarching Questions
Triangulation and the Triangulation Matrix
Qualitative Data Instruments and Schedules
Research and Data Collection Schedules
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
The Action Researcher's Tools
Tools for Conducting Research
Reflective Practice
Identifying and Collecting Artifacts
Making Use of Electronic Sources and Technology
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
Organizing, Coding, and Analyzing Qualitative Data
Getting Started
Collecting and Analyzing Data
Organizing Data
Revisiting the Triangulation Matrix
Examining the Pieces
Examining Individual Data Sets and Subsets
Coding and Analyzing
Identifying Categories and Defining Attributes
The Big Picture
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
The Action Research Report
Writing the Action Research Report
Rationale for Writing the Report
Components
Tips for Writing
Reporting and Presenting Findings
The Action Research Report Assignment
Summary
Key Term
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
Designing and Implementing the Action Plan
The Action Plan
Rationale
Purpose
When Is an Action Plan Appropriate?
Informed Decision Making
Designing the Plan
Components
Using Findings to Inform Design
Continuous Improvement
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Topics
Online Activities
Online Resources for Human Subjects Training and Institutional Review Board Information
Glossary
References
Index
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