Action Research: A Guide for Teacher


By: Geoffrey Mills & Bob Butroyd
October 2015
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780273781363
232 Pages
$92.50 Paper Original


Action Research provides support for teachers, lecturers and trainees going through the action research process. It is written in a clear and accessible style and is suitable for those studying for academic qualifications or researching for professional development, offering practical and academically sound guidance.


Phase 1 Finding a focus
1 What is Action Research?
2 Ethics
3 Collaboration
4 Finding a focus

Phase 2 Clarifying the focus
5 Data collection techniques
6 Data collection considerations: validity, reliability, and generalisability
7 Data analysis and interpretation

Phase 3 Implementation
8 Action planning for educational change

Phase 4 Evaluation and dissemination
9 Evaluating Action Research
10 Disseminating Action Research