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Part I. "What Is Action Research?" Chapter 1: Introduction to Action Research What Is Action Research? The Importance of Action Research Applications of Action Research Rigor in Action Research Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 1 Chapter 2: Overview of the Action Research Process Chapter 2 Organizer A Brief Example Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 2 Part II: "How Do I Begin My Action Research Study?" Chapter 3: Planning for Action Research & Reviewing Related Literature Chapter 3 Organizer Identifying a Topic for Research Gathering Preliminary Information Reviewing the Related Literature Writing Up Action Research: Topics and Literature Reviews Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 3 Chapter 4: Developing a Research Plan Chapter 4 Organizer Research Questions Basic Research Designs Ethical Considerations in Your Research Getting Organized for Your Research Writing Up Action Research: The Research Plan Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 4 Part III: "What Do I Do With All These Data?" Chapter 5: Collecting Data Chapter 5 Organizer Qualitative Data Collection Techniques Characteristics of Qualitative Data: Accuracy, Credibility, and Dependability Quantitative Data Collection Techniques Characteristics of Quantitative Data: Validity and Reliability Notes about Ethics and Data Collection Writing Up Action Research: Data Collection Methods Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 5 Chapter 6: Analyzing Data Chapter 6 Organizer Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques Quantitative Data Analysis Techniques A Note About Mixed-Methods Data Analysis Reporting the Results of Data Analysis Writing Up Action Research: Data Analysis Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 6 Part IV: "Ive Got Results!... Now What?" Chapter 7: Next Steps and Future Cycles: Developing an Action Plan Chapter 7 Organizer Developing Action Plans Levels of Action Plans Action Planning: A Time for Reflection Writing Up Action Research: Action Plans Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 7 Chapter 8: Writing an Action Research Report Chapter 8 Organizer Conventions of Academic Writing A Word About Ethics When Writing Research Reports Practical Guidelines for Writing Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 8 Chapter 9: Sharing and Reflecting Chapter 9 Organizer Communicating the Results of Action Research Writing Up Action Research: Reflecting on Research Action Research Portrait 1 Action Research Portrait 2 Action Research Checklist 9 Reflecting on the Action Research Process

About the Author

Dr. Craig A. Mertler is currently an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. He began his career as a high school biology teacher. He has been an educator for 32 years-22 of those in higher education at Bowling Green State University, the University of West Georgia, Lynn University, and Arizona State University, and 9 as an administrator (department chair, doctoral program director, and education dean). Over his career, he has taught courses focused on the application of action research to promote educator empowerment, school improvement, and job-embedded professional development, as well as classroom assessment, research methods, and statistical analyses. He has served as the research methodology expert on more than 100 doctoral dissertations and master's theses. He is the author of 23 books, 8 invited book chapters, and 20 refereed journal articles. He has also presented more than 35 research papers at professional meetings around the country, as well as internationally. Dr. Mertler can be reached at craig.mertler@gmail.com for consulting, professional development, and speaking engagements. Additionally, you can visit his website at craigmertler.com and connect with him on Twitter @craigmertler.

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