Welcome to the Open Action Research Online Course!


This course is made up of a number of tutorials; each has three parts:
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I hope you will find them helpful either for your own learning or to help support
action researchers with whom you work. The first draft of the set of tutorials
was completed in 2015. However, they will be continually revised as time allows.

This is an open wiki and you can edit any page if you find a link that needs updating,
or text to clarify. I appreciate community help. Please feel free to use the videos,
the activities, the resources or templates to support your teaching or learning of
action research. You can write to me directly at mriel@pepperdine.edu














Online Course in Action Research Index

Prepared by Margaret Riel
The playlist of all of the videos can be accessed on this youtube channel
The templates are stored in a google drive-- (doc files) with public access. You can
download and modify them. If someone forgets to download first and edits the template
please let me know and I will replace with the template version. A booklet of all of the
templates can be downloaded as a pdf file for easy printing.


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Index of Tutorial Modules
  1. Overview of Action Research
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  2. Understanding Action Research
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
      1. Survey
    3. Resources
  3. Finding your Action Research Question/Challenge
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  4. The Action Research Context (Setting and Research Literature)
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  5. Planning your Actions
    1. Video
    2. Activities and writing templates
    3. Resources
  6. Cycle One in an Iterative Process
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  7. Collecting Data
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  8. Analyzing Data
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  9. Reflecting on your Actions
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  10. Cycles of change
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  11. Writing your Action Research Report
    1. Video
    2. Activities and Writing Templates
    3. Resources
  12. Your identity as an Action Researcher
    1. Video
    2. Activities
    3. Resources

[updated Jan 2017]