: Shinta Ari Herdiana
: Writing IV
Classroom research is a whole range of research studies on classroom. Three essential
elements in the research are a question problem or hypothesis, data, analysis and interpretation of
data. The importance of research is not so much that is supplies definitive answer to questions.
Rather, research can help us gain a richer understanding of the many interrelated factors involved
in learning. It can help us see how the ways we organize learning environments can promote or
Action research is about working towards practical outcomes, and also about creating
new forms of understanding (Mackey and Gass, 2005:115),2 and contextual, small-scale and
localized that identifies and investigates problems within a specific situation (McKay, 2006:30).
In this point an action research is a process to create new strategy of understanding. 3
Sandra Lee McKay, Researching Second Language Classrooms, London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p.3
Alison Mackey and Susan M Gass, Second Language Research, London:Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p.115
Sandra Lee McKay, Researching Second Language Classrooms, London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p.30
Mackey, Alison and Gass, Susan M. Second Language Research. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
McKay, Sandra Lee. Researching Second Language Classrooms. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,