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ERIC Number: ED500336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-12
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-2990-1
The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty
Herr, Kathryn; Anderson, Gary L.
SAGE Publications (CA)
Many students struggle with turning action research projects into a Master's thesis or doctoral dissertation: to address this need, the authors have distilled decades of action research experience into a reference for graduate students. This book is designed to provide a roadmap to show that action research is appropriate not only for a dissertation, but also a rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This book helps students understand the ways 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 defense of the dissertation. Following a foreword (Par Maguire) and preface, contents include: (1) Introduction: What Is an Action Research Dissertation?; (2) Action Research Traditions and Knowledge Interests; (3) The Continuum of Positionality in Action Research; (4) Quality Criteria for Action Research: An Ongoing Conversation; (5) Designing the Plane While Flying It: Proposing and Doing the Dissertation; (6) What Does a Participatory Action Research Dissertation Look Like?; (7) Action Research, Ethics, and the Institutional Review Board; and (8) Final Thoughts. References, appendix, and index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
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