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Action Research in Teaching and Learning [electronic resource] : A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in Universities.

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780415468466Publication details: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2008.ISBN:
  • 9780203870433
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Action Research in Teaching and Learning : A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in UniversitiesDDC classification:
  • 370.72 378.0072
LOC classification:
  • LB1028.24 .N67 2008
Online resources:
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1 Putting pedagogical action research into the university context: What are the pressures?; Chapter 2 Why be a reflective practitioner?; Chapter 3 Why engage with the scholarship of teaching and learning?; Chapter 4 What is the case for pedagogical action research?; Chapter 5 Where do you start a pedagogical action research study?; Chapter 6 What are the most suitable research methodologies?; Chapter 7 How can you analyse qualitative data in pedagogical action research?
Appendix D Exploring ways of measuring conceptions of learningAppendix E An example of a completed participant information sheet; Appendix F Consent form template; Appendix G Case study of a pedagogical action research study to illustrate some ethical issues; Appendix H Ethics submission template.; Appendix I Example of an unsuccessful abstract that was submitted to a conference as a research paper; Appendix J Example of a successful abstract that was submitted to a conference as a research paper; Appendix K Example of a letter to the editor of a journal accompanying a rewritten manuscript
Appendix L Example of a response to reviewers' commentsAppendix M Example of a budget for an internally funded research bid; Bibliography; Index;
Chapter 8 How can you analyse quantitative data in pedagogical action research?Chapter 9 How can you develop and adapt pedagogical research tools?; Chapter 10 What are the ethical issues involved in pedagogical action research?; Chapter 11 Going public: How can you grow the influence of your findings?; Appendix A Some suggested methods of reflecting on practice; Appendix B An example of a research protocol taken from the Write Now CETL research programme; Appendix C Case study showing how qualitative and quantitive data can be combined
Summary: A practical guide for those working in teaching and learning and wanting to carry out action research on their own practice. Useful research tools include the 'ideal inventory' designed by the author and widely used in the research context.
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1 Putting pedagogical action research into the university context: What are the pressures?; Chapter 2 Why be a reflective practitioner?; Chapter 3 Why engage with the scholarship of teaching and learning?; Chapter 4 What is the case for pedagogical action research?; Chapter 5 Where do you start a pedagogical action research study?; Chapter 6 What are the most suitable research methodologies?; Chapter 7 How can you analyse qualitative data in pedagogical action research?

Appendix D Exploring ways of measuring conceptions of learningAppendix E An example of a completed participant information sheet; Appendix F Consent form template; Appendix G Case study of a pedagogical action research study to illustrate some ethical issues; Appendix H Ethics submission template.; Appendix I Example of an unsuccessful abstract that was submitted to a conference as a research paper; Appendix J Example of a successful abstract that was submitted to a conference as a research paper; Appendix K Example of a letter to the editor of a journal accompanying a rewritten manuscript

Appendix L Example of a response to reviewers' commentsAppendix M Example of a budget for an internally funded research bid; Bibliography; Index;

Chapter 8 How can you analyse quantitative data in pedagogical action research?Chapter 9 How can you develop and adapt pedagogical research tools?; Chapter 10 What are the ethical issues involved in pedagogical action research?; Chapter 11 Going public: How can you grow the influence of your findings?; Appendix A Some suggested methods of reflecting on practice; Appendix B An example of a research protocol taken from the Write Now CETL research programme; Appendix C Case study showing how qualitative and quantitive data can be combined

A practical guide for those working in teaching and learning and wanting to carry out action research on their own practice. Useful research tools include the 'ideal inventory' designed by the author and widely used in the research context.