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Mertler, C. A. (2016). Action Research: Improving schools and empowering educators (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
1. Compare the two types of educational research, traditional educational research and action research. What are the advantages and disadvantages of teachers using these types of research in their classrooms or schools?
2. How can action research be used successfully in the educational setting? Is there a particular model that may work better than others? How will you use one or more of these models to develop your own action research?
3. When looking at the specific steps of the action research process, what appears the most difficult for you to accomplice? What appears to be the most time consuming? What can you do to address these issues?
4. When developing a research plan, the design of your study and a plan for systematically collecting data is essential. What do you plan to do before beginning your research that will ensure a sound design for your action research as well as a procedure for the collection of your data?
5. Share the three topics you are considering for your action research project – identify the problem, explain why each would be a good topic for study, and describe which method you would use.