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Action research is designed:

with attention to methodological control.
with the purpose of improving practice.
using a mixed design approach.
with less concern about quantitative data.
B
he term action research was first used by:

Margaret Mead.
faculty at Teachers College.
qualitative researchers.
Kurt Lewin.
D
The two types of action research are:

qualitative and quantitative.
practical and participatory.
explanatory and exploratory.
participant-based and researcher-based.
B
Teacher-based research studies have their historical grounding in:

the National Education Association.
the Classroom Action Research Network.
the emergence of qualitative research model.
teacher in-service days.
B
Action research has reinforced all of the following EXCEPT:

empowerment of teachers.
emphasis on research in schools of education in large universities.
reflection on educational practice.
a change orientation in schools.
B
The principal of an elementary school contracts with a social science research center to collaborate with the school's teachers to study the issue of full-day kindergarten in her school. The goal is to determine whether full-day programming would be in the best interest of this particular school. This is an example of a(n):

exploratory study.
explanatory study.
participatory study.
practical study.
D
hich of the following is an example of practical action research?

a study of aggressive behavior on the playground
a study of gender bias in statewide teacher hiring
a textual analysis of history books for inclusion of underrepresented groups
K-12 interactions that quiet or silence voices of certain students
A
Which of the following is a feature of practical action research?

Teachers provide consultation on research design matters.
The teacher has decision-making authority over research plans.
Teacher reflection is discouraged during the study to enable the teacher to devote more time to understanding the research process.
It is preferred that a teacher observe and conduct research on a DIFFERENT class for both ethical and practical reasons.
B
ills's dialectic action research spiral consists of all of the following EXCEPT:

data collection.
preparation of manuscript for publication.
development of an action plan.
data analysis.
B
The focus of participatory action research, as opposed to practical action research, is on:

individual teachers.
classroom problem solving.
social and community concerns.
critical events
C
The ideological foundation underlying participatory action research is:

improving academic achievement.
redressing social inequities.
stressing individual accountability.
that opportunity is more important than equity.
B
hich of the following is an example of participatory action research?

a study of American history texts that contain limited references to Native Americans
a study of aggressive behavior on the playground
collaborative study of student writing portfolios
a teacher's study of her experience with instructional technology
C
The "looking" phase of Stringer's action spiral involves:

providing depth of understanding.
identifying priorities for action.
assisting stakeholders in understanding the important issues.
evaluating the action plan.
C
That knowledge is not simply for its own sake but rather for the immediate goal of improvement is an illustration of the _____ aspect of action research.

practical
participatory
collaborative
dynamic
A
That research is self-reflective on one's own educational practice is an illustration of the _____ aspect of action research.

practical
participatory
collaborative
dynamic
A