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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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8 Analyzing Data
Action researchers use their practice as a site for systematic inquiry, by progressively transforming problems into questions, using the questions to shape action, collecting data, analyzing that data, and then reflecting on the results to create theories that frame new questions and actions (Coghlan and Brannick, 2005). Action researchers seek to understand how their actions are viewed from multiple perspectives. This knowledge is gained through analysis of exchanges, interactions, and information. Through alignment of personal reflection with external evidence, the action researcher is able to make new predictions about actions that will lead to a desired state. In this tutorial we will focus on sense making strategies to use on the data that was collected in the previous cycle.
ACTION RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Data Analysis Activities
A. Organize Your Data Into Your Storyline
B. Explore your Data to Find your Story
C. Display your Data to Tell Your Story
Action Research Report Development
D. WRITING YOUR CYCLE 1 REPORT:
E. FORUM DISCUSSIONS - SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH OTHER ACTION RESEARCHERS:
ACTION RESEARCH RESOURCES
Organizing Your Data -- What is your storyline?
Exploring your Data -- What is your Story?
Displaying your Data --How will you Tell Your Story?
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