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Action Research in Educational Organizations

Author:Adem BEYHAN

 

December 1th, 2013 by Author

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine the usage of action research also known as teacher research in educational organizations on a literature review. Action research is one of the tools that employees in educational organizations (teachers, principals, experts etc.) can use to find solutions to specific problems related their own situations or to refine his/her actions. Action research can be used to solve problems encountered in schools and classrooms and can also be used in school development or improving curriculum. Action research helps teachers be more effective in their teaching activities and this allows students learn better. Action research consists of six steps which are respectively stating problem, collecting data, analyzing data, action planning, evaluating results, next action planning. Although this research type which occurs in an endless cycle is accepted as a qualitative research method, it is possible to use both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. In this study, it has been tried to construct a conceptual frame, mentioned about history of action research, and emphasized on using in teaching.

Keywords: Action Research, Teacher Research, Action Learning

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