Action Research in Education is an essential guide for any lecturer, teacher or student-teacher interested in doing research. This exciting new edition of a popular text is an important resource for any education professional interested in investigating learning and teaching. Building on the success of Action Research in the Classroom, the authors have revised, updated and extended this book to include examples from further and higher education.Authors Vivienne Baumfield, Elaine Hall, and Kate Wall map out easy-to-follow steps for usefully applying an action research approach and provide practical tips and examples of real-life practitioner research projects from a range of schools, colleges and universities. This book will help teachers to: • Understand and apply practitioner inquiry • Enhance their problem-solving skills • Locate their own activity in a wider context • Maximize opportunities to develop practice • Evaluate the needs of their learners Clear, pragmatic and timely, this is a must-have text for all teachers and students of education.

Ways of Being a Practitioner Enquirer: Beliefs, Ethics and Practice

Ways of Being a Practitioner Enquirer: Beliefs, Ethics and Practice

Chapter Enquiry Questions

  • How do you think truth is generated in education research?
  • How does your world view impact on your enquiry?
  • What might a good quality practitioner enquiry look like?
  • How can ethical guidelines for research be applied to practice?


This chapter is focused on helping you to identify your world view and to understand how that will shape any enquiry that you undertake. The chapter sits here - before the ‘how to’ chapters - because we feel that it is important to get these aspects out of the background. It is too easy to leave our fundamental ideas and assumptions unchallenged, only to find that they have led us to focus on only one aspect of a ...

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