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Action Research Pd

  1. 1. Action Research
  2. 2. Why? <ul><li>&quot;Trying out&quot; frequently involves trial-and- error; </li></ul><ul><li>Action Research is planned and systematic inquiry based on one or more questions related to the new ideas </li></ul>
  3. 3. Process ( Simplified ) <ul><li>Identifying focus, issue or problem </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying questions to guide the research </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting information to answer the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing the information that has been collected </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing results with others </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questions <ul><li>Important to you and your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Related to the issue or problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Answerable. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Questions <ul><li>be a higher-order question—not a yes/no </li></ul><ul><li>be stated in common language, avoiding jargon </li></ul><ul><li>be concise </li></ul><ul><li>be meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>not already have an answer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions <ul><li>Develop questions that “breathe life” into the area-of-focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Research questions should be open-ended! </li></ul><ul><li>Research questions help give a focus to the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>They also help validate that you have a workable plan. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Data Collection <ul><li>Directly related to question; direct answers. </li></ul><ul><li>More than one source of information. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tallies, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test results, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observations, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents, </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Data Collection STEPS <ul><li>Determine what data is needed (UbD it!) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key performance targets (dependent variables) </li></ul><ul><li>Select data sources and/or techniques for gathering data </li></ul><ul><li>Develop data collection plan </li></ul>
  9. 9. Keys to Selecting Sources <ul><li>Does it suit the research question you have in mind? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you afford the time to gather, record, and reflect using this technique? </li></ul><ul><li>Will a different source provide more appropriate data? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the data be available on time? </li></ul>
  10. 10. W’s of Data Collection (PLAN) <ul><li>WHY are we collecting this data? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT exactly are we collecting? </li></ul><ul><li>WHO are the subjects? </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE will we collect the data? </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN are we going to collect? </li></ul><ul><li>WHO is going to collect? </li></ul><ul><li>hoW will data be collected? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Data Analysis <ul><li>You will know that you have gathered enough information when new data bring no surprises. (Redundancy or Data saturation) </li></ul><ul><li>Examine data. </li></ul><ul><li>Create categories or themes. </li></ul><ul><li>classroom data, individual data, or subgroup data </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Share <ul><li>Informal or planned. </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to other questions, further analysis or interpretations. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used by others. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Action Research Plan <ul><li>Focus – Formative Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Question(s) – based on Five Pillars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write research question(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Collection Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow STEPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Plan </li></ul></ul>

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