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New to This Edition
*In-depth descriptions of CAR and PAR--which enable groups of teachers to work together to solve problems in a classroom or school--plus examples of both throughout the book.
*Expanded or new discussions (with examples) of such topics as how research approaches and methods are driven by the research question, how to assess different types of reliability and validity, the differences between analysis and interpretation, and how to use sequential cycles of research for continuous improvement and professional development.
*Fully updated references and resources.
*Both individual and group exercises and activities in every chapter.
*New and updated checklists and guidelines that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies.
*Sample templates to assist in development of research instruments.
*Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report.
*Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies.
*Chapter summaries (now shorter for ease of use) and suggestions for further reading.
Ruth Ravid, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Education at National Louis University. Her areas of interest include educational research, action research, assessment, and school–university collaboration. Dr. Ravid has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books, including two practical guides coauthored with Sara Efrat Efron: Writing the Literature Review and Action Research in Education, Second Edition.
Table of Contents
2. Choosing and Learning about Your Research Topic
3. Approaches to Action Research
4. Developing a Plan of Action
5. Data Collection Tools
6. Using Assessment Data in Action Research
7. Data Analysis and Interpretation
8. Writing, Implementing, and Sharing the Research Findings
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