The links on this page will actually take you to another wiki I created that is intended to be a repository for materials, tools, and tips that will be helpful to teacher-researchers and their students.
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Resources for Action Research


Other helpful resources for teacher-researchers include:

Center for the Scholarship of Teaching - On this site, you'll find annotated links to articles, books, communities, resources, and materials designed to facilitate action research.

Design-based Research Collective - Links to publications and materials re: design-based research perspectives in education

Chiseri-Strater, Elizabeth, & Sunstein, Bonnie S. (2006). What works?: A practical guide for teacher research. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. ISBN 0-325-00713-6. - An outstanding, teacher-friendly book designed to lead teachers through the action research process with clear explanations, thoughtful examples, and practical, bite-sized "assignments." The book is extremely well-organized, so if you don't have time to read the whole thing, take a look at the bulleted list under the number of each chapter (it outlines the content of the chapter), and then read all the gray boxes (which do a phenomenal job of highlighting key ideas and giving concrete tasks that will lead teachers through the process).

Grant Writing - This link will take you to a number of downloadable handouts I compiled to help beginning grant writers get started.

Center for the Scholarship of Teaching - On this site, you'll find annotated links to articles, books, communities, resources, and materials designed to facilitate action research.



Resources for Doctoral Research


Orientation to Research - A comprehensive collection of information developed by Dr. Mary Kennedy that covers common components of qualitative research, including conducting interviews, observations, and surveys; evaluating existing research; and reasoning with evidence - chericem1 chericem1

Research Design - A wiki created by Dr. Matt Koehler that contains a wealth of helpful information for designing a study (including some helpful templates for writing up the purpose of the study) - chericem1 chericem1

  1. Formulating a Research Question
  2. Locating Information
  3. Organizing Information
  4. Writing the Literature Review
  5. Obtaining Necessary Permissions (IRB)
  6. Collecting the Data
  7. Evaluating Information
  8. Analyzing the Data
  9. Representing the Data
  10. Writing up the Research
  11. Disseminating the Findings


See also: Dissertation Proposal, Research Practicum