Video and Multimedia

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Video link: Finding Action Research Topics
Learning Objective: LO 2-2
Description: Keith Graham provides listeners with 3 tips to help them find their next action research topic in this video.

Questions to consider:

  1. What 3 suggestions does the presenter make in regards to selecting an action research topic?
  2. Pick one of the recommendations and describe how you might see yourself incorporating that into your topic selection process.

Video link: Formulating an Action Research Question  
Learning Objective: LO 2-3
Description: In this video, the presenter describes (and uses himself as an example) of the thought process behind developing an action research question.

Questions to consider:

  1. What are the 6 steps the presenter shares that we must keep in mind when crafting our action research questions?
  2. Does the research question the presenter develops for himself meet the criteria he laid out in the 6 steps?  Explain your response.

Web link: Teachers Network Leadership Institute: Action Research
Learning Objective: LO 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4
Description: Teachers Network Leadership Institute provides an extensive collection of action research studies conducted by its MetLife fellows covering policies and practices concerning education reform in this website.

Questions to consider:

  1. Select an action research project description from a topic that is of interest to you.  State the author’s research question and how he/she chose to collect data to answer the question.
  2. There are several items bulleted with a small red apple in the bottom third of the homepage.  Download the Action Research Placemat.  Explain how you might incorporate its use this with your action research project.

Audio link: Action Research Channel: Podcast Episode II
Learning Objective: LO 2-1
Description: This podcast is an interview with Dr. Margaret Riel, Director of the Center for Collaborative Action Research at Pepperdine University.  She describes her background with action research and essential elements for those learning the process.

Questions to consider:

  1. List and describe the 3 levels of outcomes from action research that are explained by Dr. Margaret Riel.