Action research data collection

Data collection: building a valid and reliable data collection rs 7 and 8 introduced a variety of viable data collection techniques. The imperative for maintaining high standards of quality is a truth learned and sometimes painfully relearned by teacher researchers. There are three fundamental reasons why you as a teacher researcher should hold yourself to the highest quality standards possible:Your obligation to need for personal and collective need to add to the professional knowledge first reason, your obligation to students, rests on the premise that the education of the community's young is a sacred trust placed upon you as a educator. Therefore, the decisions you make on behalf of students are actions of no small consequence. When you make teaching decisions on the basis of sloppy research, you place your students at risk. Second reason to hold your action research to the highest standards of quality is that understanding your influence on educational outcomes can significantly enhance your personal and collective feelings of efficacy. However, before you can take credit for the success reflected in your data, the quality of that data must withstand the scrutiny of the world's most critical jury—your own skeptical mind. Ultimately, if you doubt your own conclusions regarding the contribution you have made to your students, those findings won't have much impact on your feelings of third factor, adding to the knowledge base, may not seem important if you are a teacher researcher practicing in a one-room school or you find yourself in a school culture that emphasizes individualism. Not infrequently, one of the unspoken reasons for conducting action research is to persuade or entice your skeptical colleagues to consider “your” perspective on an issue.

When you present your research to peers who are skeptical about the theory you are following, you should expect a similar skepticism about the research findings you produce concerning those theories. If your pedagogical opponents can find fatal flaws in your action research data, all future efforts at persuasion become that much more criteria used to establish the quality of action research should be no different from those used with other forms of research. Topping any researcher's list of quality criteria are the twin pillars of science: validity and reliability, first introduced in chapter 1. These concepts are so critical to the quality of action research that it is worth taking some time to discuss and explore each of you no doubt recall from education psychology 101, validityrefers to the essential truthfulness of a piece of data. By asserting validity, the researcher is asserting that the data actually measure or reflect the specific phenomenon claimed. Scientific history is full of examples of research findings that were discredited because they were shown to lack validity. Although bubble-sheet tests can, in many cases, produce valid data, teachers' preference for authentic work products is understandable. A performance by the school band is a better indicator of students' ability to execute a musical piece than are the students' grades in r, even given the deserved popularity of performance and portfolio assessments, these types of data are not exempt from concerns regarding validity. This is why when conducting assessments on student learning and collecting data for action research, it is important to ask: are there any factors or intervening variables that should cause me to distrust these data?

But in return i learned a memorable lesson on the value of establishing ility problems in education often arise when researchers overstate the importance of data drawn from too small or too restricted a sample. When the board chair asked me how i could make such a claim, i responded by defensively asserting it was a conclusion based on “hard data”—specifically, a survey taken at the last winter band banquet. Claiming that such a small and select sample accurately represented the views of a total population (all the school's parents) stretches the credibility of my assertion well beyond enhance the reliability of your action research data, you need to continually ask yourself these questions when planning data collection:Is this information an accurate representation of reality? To determine the reliability of the evidence, you would ask questions such as these about the accuracy of the witnesses' recollections and testimony: can i trust the accuracy of their eyes and ears? How do legal “researchers”—defense lawyers and prosecutors—convince a jury of the essential truth and accuracy (validity and reliability) of their cases? Conversely, if lawyers want the jury to doubt the truth and accuracy (validity and reliability) of the other side, they try to impeach (challenge the credibility of) the testimony of the other side, by, for example, entering into evidence alternative or irreconcilable reports on the same phenomenon from several independent researchers use a similar process to that used by lawyers. It is called triangulation, and, as was discussed in chapters 1 and 2, it involves the use of multiple independent sources of data to establish the truth and accuracy of a are ways to develop valid and reliable instruments without triangulation, but these methods are often problematic. Occasionally i will meet a layperson who believes that sat scores alone (or another piece of seemingly compelling data, such as college admissions data or discipline referrals) provide an accurate picture of a school's quality. Illustrates what a plan for triangulated data collection might look like to answer a question on the quality of a high 9.

A plan for triangulated data gh we might be skeptical about drawing conclusions regarding a school's quality from any one of the success indicators in figure 9. The research r 6 presented guidelines for producing a written problem statement/research proposal (implementation strategy #6). The sample proposal written by richard and georgia, although short, contained all the items expected from a formal research proposal except the data collection plan. Shows the triangulated data collection plan, in the form of a matrix, that richard and georgia used to answer their research questions. Of students' other iews with random sample of iews with random sample of entation strategy #10—building a triangulated data collection :constructing a data collection plan with high probability of producing valid and reliable answers to your research e a four-column data collection matrix with separate rows for each research question (see figure 9. Your research questions in column 1 of your each research question, ask yourself the following: what is one source of data that could help answer this question? Write your answer in column 2 next to the research the question two more times to determine a second and third source of data, and write your answers in columns 3 and 4, respectively. This process for each research the completed matrix and ask yourself the following question: are these the best sources of data i/we could collect in answer to each of these questions? When you are satisfied with your answer to this question, you have a completed data collection you have developed a triangulated data collection plan, you have accomplished much of the hard work of action research.

Most doctoral students report that the hardest aspect of completing a doctorate is getting a comprehensive research proposal through their dissertation committee. Once the rationale for their research has been established and a methodology (the data collection plan) for answering their research questions has been put in place, all that is left is to carry out the proposal. Now all you have to do is carry out your unately, many beginning action researchers stall at this point, usually because completing the next stage, data collection, requires budgeting time from an already packed schedule. To get over this hurdle, it is helpful to commit to a time line and a process for completing the work of data collection. Implementation strategy #11 takes only a few minutes to complete, but doing so will help ensure that you get over the time hurdle and maintain your momentum for completing your entation strategy #11—data collection time line/to-do :making a commitment to a plan for completing the data collection portion of your action a four-column list on a sheet of chart torm (either individually or, if your research is a team effort, with your colleagues) a list of each thing that needs to be accomplished in order to complete your triangulated data collection plan. If you answer no, repeat this rs 10 and 11 explore the three remaining steps in the action research process: data analysis, reporting, and action planning. Chapter 12 discusses a number of important ethical and methodological issues that will be particularly helpful for beginning researchers. If you intend to conduct your data collection before reading the rest of this book, i strongly recommend that you read chapter 12 gh this strategy suggests collecting three types of data to answer a research question, it is perfectly permissible to collect more than three ght © 2000 by association for supervision and curriculum development. Help centerless log insign a collection methods for an action research project20 pagesdata collection methods for an action research projectuploaded byandrew johnsonfiles1 of ...

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