Action Research Journal
As an extension of my current focus for my doctoral research, I offer this page and it’s comments as a journey through concept development. Being done as partial completion for Argosy University, R7038 Action Research, Dr. Robin Throne.
The figure below displays three major forms of data collection that was adapted from Wolcott (1992). This chart included here for dialog below.
Examining Documents And Other Sources
Experiencing Through Our Senses
Inquiring into the Experiences and Thoughts of Others
Examining Documents and Artifacts
|Note taking||Informal interview||Personal-experience methods|
|Field notes||Formal interview||Student work|
|Anecdotal record||Attitude scale||Video|
|Diary/video diary||Rating scale||Recording|
|Journal||Critical incident interview||Technology|
|Rating scale||Projective technique|
|Focus group interview|
Holly, Arhar, & Kasten (2005)
Coghlan, D., & Brannick, T. (2005). Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization (2nd).
Holly, M.L., Arhar, J., & Kasten, W. (2005). Action Research for Teachers: Traveling the Yellow Brick Road (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Wolcott, H.F. (1992). Posturing in Qualitative Inquiry. In M.D. Le Compte, W.L. Millroy, & J. Preissle (eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education (pp.3-52). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.