Action Research Methods: Plain and Simple

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

EditorSheri R. Klein

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Among the plethora of action research books on the market, there is no one text exclusively devoted to understanding how to acquire and interpret research data. Action Research Methods provides a balanced overview of the quantitative and qualitative methodologies and methods for conducting action research within a variety of educational environments and community-based settings. The text provides balanced coverage of the historical and theoretical foundations for action research while addressing practical and ethical considerations in conducting action research. Key terms and end-of-chapter activities are included to reinforce concepts and engage teachers and researchers in critical reflection.

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Among the plethora of action research books on the market, there is no one text exclusively devoted to understanding how to acquire and interpret research data. Action Research Methods provides a balanced overview of the quantitative and qualitative methodologies and methods for conducting action research within a variety of educationa...

Sheri R. Klein, PhD, MFA is a visual artist, researcher, art educator, and author. Her research interests include praxis-oriented pedagogy and research in art + teacher education, arts-based research, and graphic narratives as an art form for self-reflexive visual inquiry.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 8.93 × 5.64 × 0.76 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230113834

ISBN - 13:9780230113831

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Action Research: Before You Dive In, Read This!; S.R.Klein
Interviews; F.Agostinone-Wilson
Participant Observation; G.Zieman
A Case for Case Study Research in Education; K.Grauer
Visual Research, Visual Data; S.R.Klein & F.Agostinone-Wilson
Arts-Based Research: Datum is Constructed, Not Found; K.Riddett-Moore & R.Siegesmund
The Value of Portfolio Data in Action Research; D.Boughton
Quantitative Methods in Action Research; J.Flynn Fee
Program Evaluation Research; J.Thomas
Critique, Advocacy and Dissemination: I've Got the Data and the Findings, Now What?; K.Keifer-Boyd
Notes on Contributors
Subject Index

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Sheri R. Klein's anthology, Action Research Methods, contains a wide range of approaches for understanding and conducting action research. Readers can engage in useful exercises at the end of each chapter that will help bridge the gap between theory and practice. This is an excellent text for graduate students and teachers." - Kristin G. Congdon, Professor Emerita, University of Central Florida"Action Research Methods is long overdue. As a rich resource for students and educators in a wide array of settings, this primer will stand the test of time. It will be the first book action researchers reach for as they design, imagine, and enact new inquiries. Moreover, art educators will simply love this book as it balances the visual with text, image with ideas, and visuality with action. It is a 'must-have' for every action researcher!" - Rita L. Irwin, professor, Art Education, Associate Dean, Teacher Education, University of British Columbia"Sheri R. Klein has added a much-needed perspective on action research with this case study collection for education- and community-based studies, covering a number of critical issues in interdisciplinary, interpretive, and critical research. Eminently practical while addressing ethical and political complexities of action research, the contributors cover the full range of the action research process and methods, including portfolios and the often overlooked visual- and arts-based methods that are gaining currency in educational research." - Eugenie Samier, coordinator of the EdD Programme, International Management and Policy, The British University in Dubai