ERIC Number: ED471300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Collaborative Action Research in Three Settings: Community College, University and Secondary Education.
Peters, John M.; Merrill, Martha; Cotter, Mark; Ragland, Betty B.
This collection contains four papers that describe action research projects in different settings. The first paper, "Action Research: An Approach Called DATA-DATA," by John M. Peters, is a guide to action research for practitioners. The DATA-DATA model integrates features of reflective practice and formal research methodology. The model, suited to first-, second-, and third-person research, has been tested by more than a dozen researchers. It asks the researcher to Describe, analyze, theorize, and act (DATA) in two research phases. The second paper, "Collaborative Learning in a Community College Information Technology Class," by Martha Merrill, describes the use of the DATA-DATA model to guide inquiry into the researcher's own practice in teaching information technology. The third paper, "Collaborative Learning in the Counselor/Student Relationship," by Mark Cotter describes a study of the relationship between students and a counselor as they jointly constructed knowledge about their college experiences. The final paper, "Professional Development and Evaluation through Collaboration," by Betty B. Ragland, is a study of the use of the DATA-DATA model in action research on the teacher evaluation process as conducted by an assistant principal. Each paper contains references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Chattanooga, TN, November 6-8, 2002).