The Action Research Dissertation

The Action Research Dissertation

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The first edition of The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty was a first-of-its-kind reference, distilling the authorsa€™ decades of action research experience into a handy guide for graduate students. The Second Edition continues to provide an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research, while providing an overview of how action research is defined, its traditions and history, and the rationale for using it. Authors Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson demonstrate that action research is not only appropriate for a dissertation, but also is a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This practical book demonstrates how action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and dissertation defense.A Guide for Students and Faculty Kathryn Herr, Gary L. Anderson ... began to struggle with these issues in the late 1980s when coauthor Herr embarked on action research in the middle school in which she worked as a counselor and teacher.

Title:The Action Research Dissertation
Author:Kathryn Herr, Gary L. Anderson
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2014-05-06


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