The central purpose of this book is to enable practitioners to undertake and to offer an account of an action research project. The volume is divided into seven sections, the first six of which are headed by commonly asked questions. Having examined the nature of action research, Costello focuses on developing an appropriate project, data collection and analysis, and producing a research report. The final selection offers suggestions for further reading.
Patrick J. M. Costello is Professor of Primary Education and Deputy Director (Research) of the Centre for Pedagogical Research and Scholarship, Glyndwr University, UK.
What is action research?; Why undertake action research?; How do I develop an action research project?; How do I collect action research data?; How do I analyse action research data?; How do I produce an action research project?.