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.
Action Research, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Higher Education
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Tunon, J. (2009). A Review of Action Research in Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in Universities. The Qualitative Report, 14(4), 267-271. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol14/iss4/18