In this summative course, participants conduct an in-depth study of action research, data collection and data analysis processes, ethical implications of research, and research as a continuous improvement tool. This learning is applied to various professional settings through the creation of an individualized action research project and a written paper, which includes an introduction, a review of current literature, research questions, a description of the methodology and means of evaluation, the findings and interpretation of results, and possible questions for further study.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Review relevant scholarly literature on a selected topic.
- Synthesize and evaluate findings from relevant, scholarly literature on a selected topic.
- Compose an educational research question.
- Apply skills to plan and conduct descriptive research.
- Use academic writing skills and APA style.
Prerequisite: EL 630 Educational Research