You and Your Action Research Project
Routledge – 2002 – 168 pages
This book gives practical guidance on doing an action research project as part of an award-bearing course. Packed with useful advice, it takes the practitioner-researcher through the various stages of a project, from action planning to writing the report. It deals comprehensively with gathering and interpreting the data, and also with issues concerning the criteria by which action research reports are judged. This book is thoroughly practical, and will encourage readers to try out new strategies for improving their work.
Action research is firmly established on award-bearing courses in INSET and Continuing Professional Development. This book is essential reading for resource managers in schools, college and higher education who are responsible for providing courses and support.
'Recommended as (a text) which will provide a sound introduction for those interested in carrying out action research and … should find a place on reading lists for students on a variety of programmes of continuing professional development.' - British Journal of Educational Studies
'An excellent book … relevant to anyone - teacher, student or beginning researcher - who wants to know more about the practicalities of carrying out action research.' - Educational Research
'Criteria for judging action research invaluable to students new for the world of research and its various methodologies.' - Stuart Bryan, Warrington Collegiate Institute