Evaluating an Action Research Study

Format APA

Academic Level: Masters

Volume of 550 – 1500 words (4 pages)

Assignment type : Research Paper

For this assignment, find one action research study examining your topic. Make sure the article utilizes primary data collection and there is a methods and results section. Using the search term “action research” in your library search will help you to properly identify your source. Properly identifying the methodology is essential for this assignment. Based on this week’s readings and your current understanding of action research methods, and using Table 13.2 Criteria for Evaluating the Use of Action Research in a Research Report on pages 444–445 of your course text to help guide you, address the following:
How does the research address a real problem in the community or agency?
What types of data did the authors collect to help examine this problem?
What is the iterative process used by the authors to inform the research process?
How did the authors reflect on data as it was collected to inform the collaboration with participants and development of the action plan?
What is the action plan that was proposed in response to the problem?
If you cannot determine the answers to these questions, what does that suggest about the quality of the article? With all of these factors in mind, what do you assess the overall quality of the article to be? Will you retain it for your literature review?

Assignment Requirements
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
Number of resources: Use a minimum of 1 resource.
Length of paper: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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