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Abstract

Action Research in Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in Universities by Lynn S. Norton provides a useful resource for those in higher education interested in using action research. Action research takes place when educational practitioners reflect on their approach to education and test pedagogical theories with research that is then presented for consideration within the institution and in the wider academic arena. After making a case for the use of action research as an important part of the scholarship of teaching and learning that should take place in higher education, the author discusses the steps for conducting action research— from identifying the problem to addressing quantitative and qualitative research approaches and publishing the results.

Keywords

Action Research, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Higher Education

Author Bio(s)

Johanna Tunon is Director of Distance and Instructional Library Services at Nova Southeastern University. She is also on the editorial board of Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Education, serves as a dissertation chair for doctoral students in the Fischler School of Education and Human Services, and teaches online classes in the field of library science. Tunon’s research interests include distance education, information literacy, instructional design, and citation analysis. She may be contacted at tunon@nova.edu.

Publication Date

11-16-2009

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Comments

Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 46

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