Introduction To Action Research:data Driven Decision Making –
This course focuses on the foundations of action research. The course explores research as it affects decision-making and educational practices. Students are introduced to the various elements of an action research project, including problem statement and purpose, research design and writing skills, literature review, and action research requirements. Inferential and descriptive measures are examined, and methods for collecting, evaluating, and analyzing data are discussed. Students also identify ethical issues related to research, including basic theory and practice, a professional code of ethics, confidentiality, and research using human subjects.
Analyze the impact of technology on the ethical issue of confidentiality in educational research.
Assess ethical considerations when publishing reports of a research study.
Outline guidelines for conducting research using human subjects.
Discuss the ethical use of data in educational decision-making.
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Apply appropriate data analysis and statistical techniques to action research.
Construct appropriate tables, charts, and graphs to support research.
Analyze the purpose of descriptive statistics.
Qualitative Research Designs and Methods
Recognize issues of validity and reliability in data analysis.
Compare and contrast methods of collecting different types of data in both quantitative and qualitative research.
Determine the role of problem formulation in qualitative research.
Assess qualitative research designs and methods.
Quantitative Research Design and Methods
Examine issues of validity and reliability in quantitative research.
Determine the role of problem formulation in quantitative research.
Assess quantitative research designs and methods.
Identify the elements of an effective planning matrix.
Action Research Design
Determine varied sources relevant to the research problem, and review purposes and procedures for organizing a literature review.
Discuss the importance of the alignment of goals, expected outcomes, and analysis of results.
Analyze the role of a hypothesis in action research.
Identify the elements of an effective problem statement.
Introduction to Action Research Objective
Compare rationales for conducting qualitative and quantitative research.
Describe the components of an ARP as overviewed in the Action Research Project: Student Handbook.
Identify appropriate topics for an action research project (ARP).
Identify the purpose and limitations of action research as it affects decision making and educational practices.
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