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Action Research

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In this course, students learn the basic steps required to write an action research project proposal. Students complete a basic sentence outline and Chapters I through IV of an action research project proposal. The proposal includes an introduction, documentation of the problem, a review of the literature, a recommended solution strategy, and methods for analyzing results.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Assembling the ARP Proposal

    • Construct the front matter—title page and table of contents—and the back matter—references and appendices—of the ARP proposal.
    • Review APA formatting and style.

    Construction of Chapters I and II of the ARP Proposal

    • Construct an effective literature review for an action research outline.
    • Develop a full-sentence outline for the ARP for Chapters I and II.
    • Synthesize the major causes of the research problem based on the literature review and the research setting.

    Finalizing the ARP Proposal

    • Evaluate progress on the ARP proposal.
    • Identify ways action research can make a difference.

    Professional Presentation Skills for Researchers

    • Analyze techniques to overcome fear of public speaking.
    • Compare and contrast the elements of effective and ineffective public speaking.
    • Examine the elements of successful conference presentations.

    Disseminating the ARP Proposal

    • Produce the ARP proposal.
    • Prepare an overview of the ARP proposal for presentation.

    Components of the Action Research Project (ARP) Proposal

    • Develop a viable action research problem statement.
    • Select a research methodology and a research design.
    • Identify data collection methods by which research problems may be measured.

    Construction of Chapters III and IV of the ARP Proposal

    • Develop a full-sentence outline for the ARP for Chapters III and IV.
    • Relate the problem statement to the goals and expected outcomes of the action research project to ensure alignment.
    • Select appropriate statistical tests for analysis of data.
    • Identify the solution strategy of the action research project as supported by the literature.
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