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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
6. Cycle 1
cycles of research
research over time
Tutorial 6: The First Cycle in an Iterative Process
Action research takes place over time. This is important as it shapes the way that action researcher approaches the inquiry.
In this tutorial we explore getting started with the first cycle of action research. This involves framing a guiding research
question that specifies the action to be taken and reaction to be studied. The question serves as the blueprint for the cycle.
T6: Video : Getting started with cycle 1
A. Framing Cycle 1 question
The questions a researcher asks can guide their process.
A good question will inspire one to look closely and
collect evidence that will help find possible answers.
B. Taking Action
C. Exploring and Recording in your Blog
A. Advice and examples for writing the cycle 1 question
B. Taking Action -
What is a cycle and why are they part of action research
C. Reflective Writing
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