ERIC Number: ED246537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Easy Guide to Action Research for the School Administrator.
Sabine, Creta D.
Action Research begins by identifying goals as perceived in the community; input is sought in neighborhood hearings or by running a series in the local newspaper and inviting response. Once a research group is organized, Action Research continues as a five-stage flexible study plan for practitioner improvement involving turning goals into researchable problems, breaking problems into their important parts, choosing fact-finding techniques, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting conclusions and recommendations. Stage 4, for example, entails recruiting volunteers for data collection on a geographical basis and classifying "raw data." That Action Research can be successful is shown in several examples, including one in which a Maryland fact finding project led to the formation of a local foundation to foster new community problem-solving approaches. The guide includes a short bibliography and a five-page skeleton planning aid. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of School Business Officials (69th, Phoenix, AZ, October 2-6, 1983).