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.

Making Sense of it, Making Connections and Bringing it Together

Making Sense of it, Making Connections and Bringing it Together

Chapter Enquiry Questions

  • What has emerged from your enquiry?
  • Who are the groups in your intended audience and what kinds of evidence do they need?
  • How can your enquiry interest and influence other people?


We have structured this book as if research was a fairly linear process, since a book that reflected the unpredictability of real life research would be difficult to read. However, we want to emphasise that research projects, however well planned, are messy entities: timescales slip, personnel change and research tools seldom elicit exactly the answers we intend. Often, unexpected findings, problems and new questions emerge out of the process of enquiry, not just in the period of reflection at the end of the cycle ...

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