cur535 | Graduate
Research For Improved Practice
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- Describe quantitative data collection techniques.
- Discriminate the characteristics of qualitative data from other forms of data.
- Explain the types of surveys, questionnaires, and rating scales and their uses in action research.
- Develop a plan for collecting Data at Kelsey Elementary School.
Academic Writing and the Action Research Proposal
- Reflect on the practical aspects of writing.
- Identify the differences between an action research proposal and a final action research report in regards to verb tense and reference to timelines.
- Construct and display tables and figures in an action research proposal.
- Create a draft presentation of a action research proposal
Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of analyzing standardized test data.
- List the qualitative data analysis techniques used by the educator-researcher.
- Assess where qualitative and quantitative data reports are used in Action Research
- Explain the use of quantitative data analysis techniques used by the educator-researcher.
- Analyze data using a qualitative method and a quantitative method at Kelsey Elementary School.
Reflecting and Implementing an Action Plan for an Action Research Proposal
- Develop an action plan for an action research proposal.Identify the sources of data that are researcher developed, school, district or state data generated.
- Infer the effects of the action research process, systematic inquiry and the aspects of school improvement when conducting an action research project.
- Complete a data collection plan for a proposed action research project.
Introduction and Overview of Action Research
- Apply APA requirements for scholarly writing by reviewing resources and tools that aid toward proficiency.
- Identify the similarities between the scientific method and educational Action Research.
- Describe the purpose of Action Research and the way it supports educational research at schools, school districts or at organizations with professional development.
- Compare and Contrast the action research models found in current literature.
- Explain how action research can be utilized to affect organizational improvement and change with a focus on all stakeholders.
Ethical Considerations, Reflecting and Sharing the Results of Action Research
- Create a plan on how to share results from an action research project.
- Develop a process for following ethical guidelines during the action research study.
- Describe how an action research community is similar to a professional learning community.
- Compare and Contrast the aspects of sharing research results online, including electronic mailing lists, and access to electronic journals.
Creating a Proposal for an Action Research Study
- Produce a proposal for an action research study.
- Present an overview of an action research proposal.
Planning and Developing an Action Research Plan
- Differentiate between qualitative research designs and quantitative research designs .
- Identify the characteristics of research questions used in qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.
- Analyze the methodologies used with the various research designs including graphical representations.
- Develop an action oriented, outcome based research question.
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