Action Research in Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in Universities

Action Research in Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in Universities

by Lin Norton

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Practical and down-to-earth, the second edition of Action Research in Teaching and Learning is an ideal introduction to the subject, offering a distinctive blend of the theoretical and the practical, grounded firmly in the global higher education landscape. Written in an accessible style to build confidence, it provides easily adaptable, practical frameworks, guidelines and advice on research practice within a higher education context.

The reader is guided through each stage of the action research process, from engaging with the critical theory, to the practical applications with the ultimate goal of providing a research study which is publishable. Supplemented by useful pedagogical research tools and exemplars of both qualitative and quantitative action research studies, this new edition features chapters engaging with teaching excellence and analysing qualitative and quantitative research, additions to the resources section and a new preface focusing more explicitly on the ever-growing number of part-time academics.

Action Research in Teaching and Learning combines a theoretical understanding of the scholarly literature with practical applications and is an essential, critical read for any individual teaching or undertaking action research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351376051
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/02/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 302
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lin Norton is an Emeritus Professor of Pedagogical Research at Liverpool Hope University, UK

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Theoretical Background

Chapter 1: What do we mean by teaching excellence?

Chapter 2: Why is the professionalization of university teaching important?

Chapter 3: What does being a reflective practitioner actually mean?

Chapter 4: What contributions can action research make to professionals who work in roles other than full-time university teaching?

Part 2: The Practice of Action Research

Chapter 5: Where do you start a pedagogical action research study?

Chapter 6: What are the most suitable research methodologies?

Chapter 7: How can you analyse qualitative data in pedagogical action research?

Chapter 8: How can you analyse quantitative data in pedagogical action research?

Chapter 9: Are there any useful tools?

Chapter 10: What are the ethical issues?

Chapter 11: How can you grow the influence of your findings?

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