Welcome to the Companion Website

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Action Research, First Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Action Research by Michael Putman and Tracy Rock offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Action Research: Using Strategic Inquiry to Improve Teaching and Learning helps educators use research to guide decision-making and determine the effectiveness of various instructional strategies. The book leads the reader through the action research process using a model of self-regulation, which focuses on task definition, goal setting and planning, enacting research, and adaption. Written specifically for educators who may not feel prepared to measure the impact of interventions on student learning outcomes, the book provides very practical and useful tools, containing specific examples that are relevant to teachers’ everyday reality. The text also reinforces how action research can improve the teaching and learning process by reinforcing or changing perceptions about the use of informal data, including anecdotal notes or observations, in the research process.


We gratefully acknowledge Michael Putman and Tracy Rock for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Torrieann Dooley Kennedy of University of North Carolina at Charlotte for developing resources on this site.