Action Research - Coggle Diagram
Approach designed to develop and improve practice.
Linking of the terms action and research.
Structured process in which practitioners identify, examine, and improve aspects of their practice.
Help to make informed decisions.
Action researchers can collect
Characteristics of Action Research
Conducting Action Research
Identify a topic or issue to study
What makes a good action research topic?
-Important to the practitioners.
-Relevant to their professional lives.
-Must consider whether the type of information is available.
-Topics can be refined by discussing them with a colleague, mentor.
Conducting a literature review
-To learn more about the topic.
-Provide ideas for strategies.
-Research problems to topics already are researchable, may not need a literature search.
Developing research questions
-Must relate directly to the identified topic.
-Generalisation is not the focus.
-Keep research questions narrow in scope.
-Why, How, What.
-Try variety of data collection tools.
-Concept of triangulation:
-The spiraling nature of data collection.
Analyse and interpret the collected data
Carry out action planning and share the findings.
-verbally or written
-Action research is action oriented.
-Help understand or try out new or needed methods.
-Leads to :
new forms of understanding
deeper insights in practice