Your Action Research Plan will include the following: Cover Page Abstract (1 par

Your Action Research Plan will include the following:
Cover Page
Abstract (1 paragraph)
This is a brief summary of your paper and your entire research that provides a
reader with the essence of your study. An abstract should include detailed information
and analyses of your study
Part 1 – Introduction (1-2 pages)
This part of your plan is to include an introduction to your study as well as the
following sections – Statement of the Problem, Research Questions, and
Significance of the Study.
Part 2 – Literature Review (3-4 pages)
Here, you will provide the reader with a comprehensive review of the literature
related to the problem under investigation. The Literature Review may contain
theories and models relevant to the problem, a historical overview of the problem,
current trends related to the problem, and significant research data published about
the problem. The literature review should include the six (or more) articles you
located and found relevant to your particular issue.
Part 3 – Methodology (1-2 pages)
Include in this chapter a description of the population and a sample of your proposed
study and how they will be selected, the instrumentation to be used for the study,
data collection and analysis methods to be used, conclude with a short summary.
Part 4 – Conclusion (1-2 pages)
This section “wraps up” your research by encapsulating your study, and includes
restating your research questions, summarizing the main points, and outlining the
significance of the study, and how you will implement the results of your study.
Part 5 – References (1-2 pages)
Develop your Reference list using proper APA formatting.
Additional Information
on Action Research
What is Action Research?
Action Research is a process in which participants examine their own educational practice
systematically and carefully using the techniques of research. It is based on the following
• teachers work best on problems they have identified for themselves;
• teachers become more effective when encouraged to examine and assess their own
work and then consider ways of working differently;
• teachers help each other by working collaboratively;
• working with colleagues helps teachers n their professional development.
Teacher Researchers:
• develop research questions based on their own curiosity about teaching and learning
in their classrooms;
• examine their underlying assumptions about teaching and learning;
• systematically collect data from and with their students;
• share and discuss their data and research methodology with fellow teacher-researchers;
• analyze and interpret their data with the support of their colleagues;
• write about their research;
• share their findings with students, colleagues, and members of the educational
• discuss with colleagues the relationships among practice, theory, and research;
• assume responsibility for their own professional growth
Use these prompts as a guide or starting point in developing your Action Research question:
• I would like to improve…
• I am perplexed by…
• I am really curious about…
• I want to learn more about…
• An idea I would like to try out in my class is…
• Something I think would really make a difference is…
• Something I’d like to change is…
• Right now, some areas I am particularly interested in are…

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