Access the Sample Action Research Report 1: Effect of
Technology in Enthusiasm for Learning Science.
As shared in Chapter 9
of Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, “To evaluate a
research study competently, you must have knowledge of each component of the
research process(p. 215). Considering
all that you have learned and practiced up to this point, you will apply
criteria for evaluating action research to the sample action research report provided
above. In a Word document, discuss and
justify the following:
Area of focus
area of focus. Does it involve teaching and learning?
research question(s). Does the researcher state questions that were answerable
given the researcher’s expertise, time, and resources?
Locus of control
locus of control. Was the area of focus within the researcher’s locus of
describe the data collection techniques. Did the researcher use appropriate
data collection techniques (qualitative and/or quantitative) to answer the
study’s research questions?
researcher face any ethical challenges? If so, how were they resolved?
In what ways
has the action research effort contributed to the researcher’s reflective
stance on the ways teaching and learning are viewed?
outcomes of the study lead to action?
How is the
proposed action connected to the study’s data analysis and interpretation?
Part Two: Self-Reflection (one to two paragraphs,
first-person verbiage allowable)
Describe any take-aways from this study and the process of
evaluating it. What insight did this researcher give you indirectly regarding
the process of action research? What will you take away from this process to
apply to your final project?
Follow APA guidelines to construct a three- to five-page
evaluative report, not including title and reference pages. You must include a
minimum of two resources other than the article itself to support your
information and reasoning.