Oct 17, 2019  
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GE 6350 - Action Research II


This seminar will focus on the research design, methods, tools and measurements of the action research project. Chapters 3 - 5 of the student's actions research project will be completed during this course. This course will be the second required course in Action Research. It will focus on the research design, methods, tools, and measurements of the action research project. The course will assist the students in the development and planning phases of Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of the action research project. Action research is an interactive inquiry process that balances problem solving actions implemented in a collaborative context with data-driven collaborative analysis or research to understand underlying causes enabling future predictions about organizational change (Reason & Bradbury, 2001). The various roles and skills necessary to be an effective action researcher in the field of education will be discussed alongside of understanding proper research methodologies regarding the population, sample size, data analyses, results, conclusions, limitations, and future recommendations of the research study which will comprise the final chapters of the action research project. Topics include conducting an actual study, employing quantitative or qualitative measures to analyze the data points, reporting results, testing if one's hypotheses were correct, and providing a summary of the process by drawing conclusions from the research. The major assignment for the course will be the completion of Chapters 3, 4, and 5 undertaken in an educational setting in which the student is engaged in professional practice.

3 credits



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