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.
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 I and II of the ARP Proposal
Develop a full-sentence outline for the ARP for Chapters I and II.
Construct an effective literature review for an action research outline.
Synthesize the major causes of the research problem based on the literature review and the research setting.
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.
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.
Finalizing the ARP Proposal
Evaluate progress on the ARP 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.
Analyze techniques to overcome fear of 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.
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