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 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Construction of Chapters I and II of the Action Research Project Proposal
- Synthesize the major causes of the research problem based on the literature review and the research setting.
Construct an effective literature review for an action research outline.
- Develop a full-sentence outline for the action research project for Chapters I and II.
Construction of Chapters III and IV of the Action Research Project Proposal
- Develop a full-sentence outline for the action research project 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.
Finalizing the Action Research Project Proposal
- Evaluate progress on the action research project proposal.
- Identify ways action research can make a difference.
Professional Presentation Skills for Researchers
- Compare and contrast the elements of effective and ineffective public speaking.
- Examine the elements of successful conference presentations.
- Analyze techniques to overcome fear of public speaking.
Disseminating the Action Research Project Proposal
- Produce the action research project proposal—Chapters I to IV complete with front and back matter.
- Prepare an overview of the action research project proposal for presentation.
Assembling the Action Research Project Proposal
- Construct the front matter—title page and table of contents—and the back matter—references and appendices—of the action research project proposal.
- Review APA formatting and style.
Components of the Action Research Project Proposal
- Develop a viable action research problem statement.
- Select a research methodology and a research design.
- Identify data collection methods by which research problems can be measured.
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