Known for its practical, step-by-step guidance for teachers on how to do research in classrooms. Born of the author's own experience working with teachers and principals, this book provides a step-by-step outline of how to “do” action research—backed by the most extensive theory and research coverage on the market today. The author guides future educators through the action research process via numerous concrete illustrations and a wealth of on-line resources; positioning it as a fundamental component of teaching, alongside curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management. Key changes in the revision include: a new chapter on ethics (Chapter 5), expanded discussion of literature review, expanded discussion of data collection techniques using quantitative data collection techniques, expanded coverage of data analysis and interpretation techniques, and expanded coverage of descriptive statistics in Appendix B. Accessible, comprehensive, scholastically sound—this is a “hands-on” guide for anyone who aspires to be an exceptional educator.
Provides basic usable tools for presenting and interpreting qualitative data.
Guides, step-by-step, through conducting action research–identifying focus area, collecting data, analyzing/interpreting data, and action planning.
Ensures teachers understand the crucial importance of thorough data collection to the success of any research.
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Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, Third Edition
Geoffrey E. Mills
This text provides a step-by-step, how-to approach of "doing" action research--backed by the most extensive theory and research coverage on the market today. The author guides future and current educators through the action research process with numerous concrete illustrations and a wealth of on-line resources, positioning action research as a fundamental component of teaching alongside curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management.
Key changes in the new edition of this market-leading text are:
More Balanced Coverage of Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Techniques
More Balanced Coverage of How to Analyze Both Quantitative and Qualitative Data
Rearranged Order of Chapters Pertaining to Writing and Sharing of Action Research
Separate Chapter Completely Devoted to Ethics
To view the website that accompanies this text, please go to http://www.prenhall.com/mills.
About the Author:
A native of Australia, Geoff moved to the USA in 1986 to undertake doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. After completing his PhD in 1988, Geoff accepted his first teaching position at Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University). After 12 years of teaching, Geoff moved into university administration and is now in his ninth year as Dean and Professor of Education in the School of Education at Southern Oregon University.
Geoff has traveled extensively and given invited action research presentations in Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many states in the US. In addition to Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, Fourth Edition, Geoff is also the only active author of Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications (2009) now in its 9th edition.
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