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Center For Collaborative Action
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TI: Overview of Action Research
T2: Understanding Action Research
T3: Your Research Question
T4: The Context
T5: Plan For Action
T6: Cycle 1 in an Iterative Process
T7: Collecting Data
T8: Analyzing Data
T9: Reflecting on your Actions
T10: Cycles of Change
T11: Writing your Action Research Report
T12: Your Identity as an Action Researcher
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Action Research Neighborhood
AR Sharing Overview
Sharing AR syllabi
Cycles of Actions
Reports & Portfolios
Rubrics for Assessment
Evaluating Student Work
Journal for publishing Action Research
Q and A
Sharing Outcomes from
Doing Action Research
Overview of Outcomes
AR World Map of SITES
4. The Context
Describing the Context of Action Research
In this tutorial you will focus on the context of the research question that you developed in the last tutorial.
As always, there will be there parts, the video overview the activities and the resources to help you do the activities.
You will be contextualizing your action research problem in two ways...one in the local setting and one in the research setting.
The first will help you explore the dimensions of the context in which you will be working and the second will be to explore
ideas from others who have tried different solutions to similar problems or proposed theories that might help you think about
Rich Description of the Social Context
Review of Relevant Research Literature
There are two sets of resources, one for each of the activities
1) Resources for Writing a Rich Description of the Problem/Activity Context
2) Resources for Reviewing the Literature around your Action Research Topic/Question
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5: Plan for Action
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