This course focuses on the foundations of action research. The course will explore research as it impacts decision-making and educational practices. Students will be 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.
Identify the components of an ARP as overviewed in the Action Research Project: Student Handbook.
Examine the elements and uses of constructing an effective planning matrix.
Discuss the importance of the alignment of goals, expected outcomes, and analysis of results.
Examine the elements of writing goals and expected outcomes (measurable objectives).
Literature Reviews and Ethical Issues in Action Research
Identify ethical issues as they relate to action research.
Review procedures for organizing literature used for an ARP.
Determine various sources relevant to the research problem.
Establish the purpose of a literature review as it applies to an ARP.
Research Design Elements and Writing Skills
Identify plagiarism and accurate paraphrasing.
Apply APA format as it relates to writing an ARP.
Identify the purpose of the ARP that is written in parallel to the problem statement.
Analyze the elements of an effective problem statement.
Examine research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) and various research design elements.
Introduction to Action Research
Locate various components within the Action Research Project: Student Handbook.
Examine the limitations of conducting an ARP.
Identify appropriate topics for an action research project (ARP).
Identify the purpose of research as it impacts decision-making and educational practices.
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