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Title Action research methods : plain and simple / edited by Sheri R. Klein
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Action Research: Before You Dive In, Read This!; 2 Interviews; 3 Participant Observation; 4 A Case for Case Study Research in Education; 5 Visual Research, Visual Data; 6 Arts-Based Research: Data Are Constructed, Not Found; 7 The Value of Portfolio Data in Action Research; 8 Quantitative Methods in Action Research; 9 Program Evaluation Research; 10 Critique, Advocacy, and Dissemination: I've Got the Data and the Findings, Now What?; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary Among the plethora of action research books on the market, there is no one text exclusively devoted to understanding methods and methodologies for acquiring and interpreting research data. In Action Research Methods, the author and contributors acknowledge that the methodology component is where most of the struggle and confusion lies with students in research methods courses. The aim is to assist master's level education students, particularly K-12 teachers, with practical and theoretically grounded approaches to the action research process with a focus on quantitative and qualitative data collection and interpretation. Authors in this text include K-16 educators from a wide array of disciplines. End-of-chapter exercises support reflection and application of chapter concepts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Action research in education.
Form Electronic book
Author Klein, Sheri.
LC no. 2011050339
ISBN 1137046635 (electronic bk.)
1280881011 (MyiLibrary)
9781137046635 (electronic bk.)
9781280881015 (MyiLibrary)