Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Action Research for Teachers' Professional Development
Transcript of Action Research for Teachers' Professional Development
It is "a form of self-reflective inquiry carried out by practitioners, aimed at solving problems, improving practices, or enhancing understanding". (Nunan 1992:229) Action Research Action Research Cyclic Process Data collected through various sources enables the researcher/practitioner to avoid one-sided view which increases the reliability and validity of the research. Following are some data collection tools:
2. Field Notes
3. Reflective Journals
4. Assessment/feedback sheets
5. Structured/semi-structured interviews
6. Discussions Data Collection Tools 1. Pre-intervention Stage
2. Intervention Stage
3. Post-intervention Stage Analysis and Interpretation of the Study Hitchcock and Hughes(1997) outline the process of analyzing qualitative data to arrive at finding in the following manner:
1. Moving from a description of what happened to an understanding of why
2. An interpretation of issues arising from natural language
3. The discovery of patterns in data
4. looking for general orientations, themes and exceptions References Denzin, N.K. and Lincoln, S. 1994. Handbook of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage. In Richards, K. 2003. Qualitative inquiry in TESOL. New York:Palgrave Macmillan.
Nunan, D.1992. Research methods in language learning. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press.
Richards, K.2003. Qualitative inquiry in TESOL. New York:Palgrave Macmillan.
Hitchcock, G., Hughes, D. (1997 2nd ed.). Research and the teacher. London and New York:Routledge Objectives/Purpose 1. to gain an understanding of underlying reasons or motivations
2. to provide insights into the setting of a problem and to generate ideas
3. to uncover prevalent trends in thought and opinion