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Action Research Plus Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

ISBN: 9780133387445 | 0133387445
Edition: 5th
Format: Package
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 3/1/2013

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Born of the author's own experience working with teachers and principals, Action Research, 5/e, provides a research-based step-by-step outline of how to do action research. The author guides teachers and administrators through the action research process via numerous concrete illustrations; positioning it as a fundamental component of teaching.

 

From reviews of the book:

“Mills’ writing style is informative, direct, and personalized and his expertise as a researcher is evident throughout the textbook.  He fully understands the uniqueness of teacher-centered research. . . .  The language and the illustration cater to the classroom research contexts and it is easy to understand and apply.”

—Adel Al-Bataineh,  Illinois State University

 

 “The book emphasizes the importance of reflection and creating an action plan. . . . Examples of action research papers are included.  There are study sites, videos, slides and other supplemental materials available for the students to consult for ancillary learning.  The writing style is clear, interesting and engaging.  Throughout the text, Mills offers the reader a research scenario that helps to position him or her around the theme of the chapter and context of the research phase. This helps to alleviate some of the anxiety students of action research may experience as they begin each aspect of the action research process.”

—Beverly Melenyzer, California University of Pennsylvania

 

“[T]he survey examples, SurveyMonkey, and direct observation examples are very good, as well as the informal interview, making records, [and] data collection techniques. . . .  [T]he section on re-aligning the focus and action research plan is very good. I find my students doing this as they are doing their literature review and understanding that they need to narrow the scope of their research.  I like the example of doing AR in Ch. 6. . . .  I like the inclusion of the data analysis, sample interview and other models of how to analyze data. . . . The key strengths of the project are the authentic examples of AR.”

—Mary Frances Agnello, Texas Tech University

 

Features

 

Balanced coverage of data collection and analysis techniques for qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods

  • Chapter 4, Data Collection Techniques, covers collection techniques for the most frequently used qualitative and quantitative data, including observations, interviews, teacher-made tests, and standardized test data.
  • Chapter 6, Data Analysis and Interpretation, guides students through data analysis and provides techniques, coding guidelines, and examples for analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Inclusion throughout the text of digital research tools that can be used by action researchers through each phase of the action research process.

     

A focus on producing critical consumers of action research

  • Chapter 9, Evaluating Action Research, helps students learn to read and critique studies completed by others.  Included in Chapter 9 is an article from an action research journal that is analyzed using the new criteria for evaluating action research.
  • Appendix A, Action Research in Action, contains an extended example and evaluation of an action research case study.

 

Expanded coverage of the ethics of conducting research in your own classroom

  • Chapter 2, Ethics, includes discussion of ethical guidelines and provides guidance for seeking and obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.

 

Video-Enhanced Pearson eText

Included in this package is access to the new Video-Enhanced eText for Action Research , exclusively from Pearson. The Video-Enhanced Pearson eText is:

  • Engaging. Full-color online chapters include dynamic videos that show what course concepts look like in real classrooms, model good teaching practice, and expand upon chapter concepts. Over 40 video links, chosen by our authors and other subject-matter experts, are embedded right in context of the content you are reading
  • Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad and Android tablets.*
  • Interactive. Features include embedded video, note taking and sharing, highlighting and search.

 

*The Pearson eText App is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store.* Requires Android OS 3.1 – 4, a 7” or 10” tablet or iPad iOS 5.0 or newer

 

 

0133387445 / 9780133387445 Action Research Plus Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

 

Package consists of:   

0132887762 / 9780132887762 Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher  

0133395448 / 9780133395440 Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card  

 



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