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Action Research Resources

Action research is then a very iterative process which converges towards a better understanding of what happens as a result of actions taken. Because practices involve other people, action research is participatory, often highly collaborative, and employs both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Graduate programs across the country are supporting students in action research. Many work settings have embraced action research as a collaborative form of organizational learning. The resources listed here can help both students and professionals as they engage in these thoughtful strategies to learn from practice.

Action Research Tutorials

The Center offers a set of twelve tutorials for learning how to do action research (interact tab provides more details). Each tutorial starts with a brief video introduction and then has a set of activities and resources to support them. There is also a workbook of templates for the set of activities that can be printed and distributed to students.These are offered to support your teaching or learning of action research and can be shared without cost or need for permission.

International Handbook on Action Reearch

Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research (2017) Lonnie Rowell, Cathy Bruce, Joseph Shosh, Margaret Riel, Eds. And some resources for the handbook

Action Research Websites and Journals

(updated Aug, 2018)

Action Research Network of the Americas - ARNA
http://sites.google.com/site/arnaconnect

Action Research for School Counselors
http://www.schoolcounselor-advocate.com/

Action Research SIG - AERA
http://sites.google.com/site/aeraarsig

Action Research - CCAR Interact (for sharing teaching strategies)
http://ccar.wikispaces.com

Action Learning, Action Research Association (ALARA)
http://www.alarassociation.org/

Action Research at Brown University
http://www.brown.edu/academics/education-alliance/

Action Research at Queen's University in Canada
http://resources.educ.queensu.ca/ar/

Action Research For Professonal Development
http://www.jeanmcniff.com/ar-booklet.asp

Action Research & Action Learning in Communities and Organizations- Australia
www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arhome.html

Center for Collaborative Action Research Free Action Research Tutorials
ccar.wikispaces.com/

Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) 
www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/carnnew/

The Drawn to Science
http://www.drawntoscience.org/about.html

Allan Feldman's Action Research Paper Portfolio
www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~afeldman/ActionResearchPapers/ARpapersindex.html

Educating as Inquiry - A Teacher Action Research Site
www.lupinworks.com/ar/change.html

Educational Action Research Journal
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09650792.asp

i. e.: Inquiry in Education - An online peer review journal on practitioner research
http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/ie/

Living Educational Theory Approach to Action Research
http://www.actionresearch.net/living/living.shtml

Networks: An On-Line Journal for Teacher Research
http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/networks

Moravian Repositiory of Action Research Reports
http://home.moravian.edu/public/educ/eddept/mEd/thesis.htm

Social Publisher Foundation
https://www.socialpublishersfoundation.org/about-organization/

Teacher & Action Research - George Mason University
http://gse.gmu.edu/research/tr/tr-action

 

Some Recommended Action Research Books

Teachers Investigate Their Work: An Introduction to Action Research across the Professions 3rd Edition 
Allan Feldman, Herbert Altrichter, Peter Posch, & Bridget Somekh

1412991641

Action Research for Business, Nonprofit, and Public Administration: A Tool for Complex Times 
E. Alana James, Tracesea Slater & Alan Bucknam

1848602162

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization 
David Coghlan & Teresa Brannick

1446241068

Action Research in Education (BERA/SAGE Research Methods in Education) 
Mary McAteer

085702583X

All You Need to Know About Action Research 
Jean McNiff & Jack Whitehead

1847871755

Doing and Writing Action Research 
Jean McNiff & Jack Whitehead

0415535263

Action Research: Principles and practice 
Jean McNiff

0415487099

You and Your Action Research Project 
Jean McNiff & Jack Whitehead

0133387445

Action Research Plus Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (5th Edition) 
Geoffrey E. Mills

1452205086

Action Research 
Ernest T. Stringer

1446270548

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Action Research 
Susan E. Noffke

 


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