This book is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to a research method that can be used by educators to increase student learning, student self-esteem, and quality of school life in the classroom. This user-friendly book covers the principles and history of action research, ethical and legal considerations, methods for conducting both formal and informal action research, data collection methods, analysis and interpretation, action planning and initiation, and results evaluation. The author includes numerous examples, strategies, and illustrations that can be applied to elementary and secondary schools as well as university settings.
Daniel R. Tomal is a professor of educational leadership and research at Concordia University Chicago. He is also a consultant and the author of nine books such as Challenging Students to Learn. He has made guest appearances on many national radio and television shows.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Nature of Educational Research Chapter 4 Action Research Chapter 5 Data Collection Methods Chapter 6 Data Analysis and Interpretation Chapter 7 Solving Problems and Taking Action Chapter 8 Evaluating Action Research Chapter 9 Conducting Action Research