Table of contents for Action research : teachers as researchers in the classroom / Craig A. Mertler.

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Chapter 1:	Introduction to Action Research
Chapter 1 Organizer
Introduction
What is Action Research?
Introduction to Educational Research
Overview of Educational Research
Overview of Action Research
Characteristics of Action Research: What It Is and What It Is Not
The Importance of Action Research
Connecting Theory to Practice
Improvement of Educational Practice
Teacher Empowerment
Professional Growth
Applications of Action Research
Identifying Problems
Developing and Testing Solutions
Preservice Teacher Education
Inservice Professional Growth
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 2:	Overview of the Action Research Process
Chapter 2 Organizer
Introduction
Step 1:	Identifying and Limiting a Topic
Step 2:	Reviewing the Related Literature
Step 3:	Developing a Research Plan
Step 4:	Collecting Data
Step 5:	Analyzing Data
Step 6:	Developing an Action Plan
Step 7:	Sharing and Communicating the Results
Step 8:	Reflecting on the Process
A Brief Example?
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 3:	Planning for Action Research
Chapter 3 Organizer
Introduction
Identifying a Topic for Research
Preliminary Considerations
Limiting a Topic
Reviewing the Related Literature
Sources for Related Literature
Searching the ERIC Database Online
Writing a Literature Review
( Writing Up Action Research: Topics and Literature Reviews (
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 4:	Developing a Research Plan
Chapter 4 Organizer
Introduction
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Basic Research Designs
Qualitative Research Designs
Case Studies
Observational Case Studies
Observational Studies
The Participant-Observer Continuum
The Constant Comparative Method
Quantitative Research Designs
Descriptive Designs
Correlational Designs
Group Comparison Designs
Causal-comparative designs
Pre-experimental designs
One-shot case study
One-group pretest-posttest design
Quasi-experimental designs
Pretest-posttest control group design
Selecting a Research Design and Developing a Research Plan
( Writing Up Action Research: The Research Plan (
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 5:	Collecting Data
Chapter 5 Organizer
Introduction
Qualitative Data Collection Techniques
Observations
Interviews
Journals
Existing Documents and Records
Characteristics of Qualitative Data: Accuracy, Credibility, and Dependability
Quantitative Data Collection Techniques
Surveys, Questionnaires, and Rating Scales
Checklists 
Tests and Other Formal Instruments
Characteristics of Quantitative Data: Validity and Reliability
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 6:	Analyzing Data
Chapter 6 Organizer
Introduction
Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques
Inductive Analysis
Using Computer Software To Assist With Qualitative Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis Techniques
Using Descriptive Statistics
Using Inferential Statistics
Using Computer Software To Assist With Statistical Analysis
Reporting the Results of Data Analysis
Guidelines for Reporting the Results of Qualitative Data Analysis
Guidelines for Reporting the Results of Quantitative Data Analysis
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 7:	Developing an Action Plan
Chapter 7 Organizer
Introduction
Developing Action Plans
Levels of Action Plans
Individual
Team
School- or District-Wide
Action Planning: A Time For Reflection
( Writing Up Action Research: Action Plans (
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 8:	Sharing and Reflecting
Chapter 8 Organizer
Introduction
Communicating the Results of Action Research
Locally
Professional Conferences
Academic Journals
Sharing Results Electronically
Reflecting on the Action Research Process
( Writing Up Action Research: Reflecting on Research (
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Chapter 9:	Writing Up Action Research
Chapter 9 Organizer
Introduction
Conventions of Academic Writing
Titles of Reports
Person and Voice
Tense
Tentative versus Definitive Statements
Clarity
Consistency
Simplicity of Language
Conventions of Format
Practical Guidelines for Writing
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Summary
Questions and Activities
Appendix A
Sample Action Research Report:	Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science
Appendix B
Sample Action Research Report:	What Patterns of Teacher-Student Verbal Communication Exist in My Classroom?
References
Glossary
Subject Index
 
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Action research in education.