Education: Teacher as Researcher: Action Research

ERIC Search Terms

Action Research

Action Research in Education

Evaluation methods

Methods research

Participatory research

Program improvement

Social action

Teacher researchers

Theory practice relationship

Data-driven decision-making

Education -- Research

Educational sociology



Action Research Process

Action Research is defined in Credo Reference as "Research strategies that tackle real-world problems in participatory, collaborative and cyclical ways in order to produce both knowledge and action." 

Action research. (2007). In The social science jargon-Buster. Retrieved from

Seven Steps for the Inquiring Teacher:

1. Selecting a focus.

2. Clarifying theories.

3. Identifying research questions.

4. Collecting data.

5. Analyzing data.

6. Reporting results.

7. Taking informed action.


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