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