action research


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action research

a form of research carried out with the aim of inducing changes in social activities (e.g. increased participation in cultural events), but with the aim of also studying these changes. See PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH.
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Understanding the concept and process of action research will prepare the library media specialist to take a leadership role in improving both the library media center and the entire school program" (Howard & Eckhardt, 2005b, p.
Two assessment tools were administered as pre-post design to gauge participants' knowledge and understanding and experience of using action research.
Keywords: Action research, attitudes, beliefs, intent to conduct action research
Keywords: Psychological Trauma, APS Attack, Action Research, Culture Sensitive Intervention, Rehabilitation.
The 14 essays in this volume describe cases of action research as a means for change.
9% interest in Action Research will remain in the hands of its founder Greg Braselton.
The author, an experienced interpretive phenomenology teacher and researcher, combined aspects of conventional pedagogy with both formal and informal action research approaches in listening and responding to students.
Moreover, we extend the model to include components of community and spirituality as integral to the endeavor of action research in Catholic education.
By combining the essential principles of action research with Professional Learning Communities (PLC), they created an effective model for all stakeholders in the school community.
This article examines the experiences of a cohort of seven urban educators who conducted action research over a two-year period.
Next, we provide a broad overview of steps for conducting action research, focusing specifically on the elements of action research that are distinct from the more traditional forms of quantitative and qualitative research.
It goes on to define what is meant, in the context of this study, by the term 'grassroots (EFL) teachers' and to identify and analyse the main sources of the topics selected by a group of published teacher-researchers working at the TESOL grassroots level and by a group of potential action researchers for their action research projects.

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