+1443 776-2705 panelessays@gmail.com

   WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR THIS PAPER?

Peer Review

Throughout this course you have been developing your skills in the area of action research. You have had the opportunity to reflect on the action research process and how it can support student populations in the field of education. You selected an action research topic that was of interest to you, either in your current or future professional setting, and had the chance to work collaboratively with your peers in discussing the action research process.

The purpose of this assignment is the culmination of the learning achieved in this course through a real-world application of the content. This summative assessment supports your achievement of Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 [and the MAED Program Learning Objective 4, 6, 8, and 9; and MASE Program Learning Outcomes 4, 6, 7 and 8].

For this assignment you will be assuming the role of a peer reviewer. As you have read in the Instructor Guidance, a peer reviewer is an independent expert in the field who evaluates manuscripts for academic journals. When one becomes involved in the peer review process, it can be an incredibly informative experience. There are a myriad of reasons why one becomes a peer reviewer. First and foremost, this professional contribution to the field is an excellent item to include on your Curriculum Vitae often noted under the “service” section. Second, you have the opportunity to read and learn from others’ cutting edge work. Finally, by taking an objective and critical perspective reviewing others’ work, you can hone your own teaching and professional skills. Bridging this real-life experience with the theories of instruction in the virtual course environment, this assignment mirrors a career-building experience.

Instructions
Using support from your assigned reading, the Instructor Guidance, and the discussions, submit the following for evaluation. Use the guidelines below to create your written assignment. If you have questions about the assignment or the rubric, please contact your Instructor using the Ask Your Instructor discussion board before the due date. 

Content Expectations

*Note: There are two parts to this assignment.

In your paper, 
Part One:Using the rubric attached, analyze the research report you chose in the Week Two Action Research Selection discussion to include

  • Reference entry (1 point): Provide the complete 6th edition APA citation for the action research proposal you are reviewing.
  • Title (1 point): Provide the title of the research proposal. It is usually a statement based on the research question—short and to the point.
  • Research Topic (3 points): Describe the specific topic to be studied in a paragraph. (Be certain that the research question relates to the topic.)
  • Research Problem (2 points): Provide a brief statement that fully describes the problem being addressed. Present this in one sentence or no more than one clear concise paragraph.
  • Research Purpose (2 points): Write a brief statement that fully describes the intent of the study or the reason for conducting the study. Present this in one sentence or no more than one clear concise paragraph.
  • Research Participants (2 points):Describe in detail the participants of the study.
  • Research Question(s) (2 points):List the primary research question and any sub questions addressed by the proposed study. The primary research question should flow logically from the problem statement and purpose statement and be very similar in wording although phrased as a question. This may include alternative and null hypotheses as appropriate.
  • Literature Review Section (2 points): Provide a brief overview of the conceptual framework upon which the study is based. Identify the seminal research and theories that inform the study. Discuss the topics and themes that are used to organize the literature review.
  • Research Design (2 points): Describe the research design and state the type of approach used (e.g., quantitative or qualitative).
  • Ethical Consideration (2 points): Describe all ethical considerations and provide a rationale for the considerations.
  • Research Findings (2 points): Report all research findings and conclusions found from the study.
  • Need for the Study (1 point): Describe the need for the study. Provide a rationale or need for studying the particular issue or phenomenon.
  • Practical Implications (1 point): Describe any stated practical implications.

Part Two: Narrative – Submit a separate document that includes the following elements:

  • Relevancy (3 points): In one page analyze how the study is relevant to your current profession or future professional goals.
  • Reflect (2 points):In one page reflect on the process of reviewing a completed action research proposal.

The Peer Review Final Project

  • Must be seven double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center 
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of Peer Review Final Project
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least six scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Running Head: ACTION RESEARCH

Title: Action Research

Student’s Name:

Professor’s Name:

Date:

Action Research

The action research study is a method that teachers use to find solutions in a way of researching their practice to tackle solutions in the field of education. The action research should be done by someone who belongs to that environment and he/ she should be someone who knows the environment or field of an organization better. An action research study that is being used by teachers in the classroom is because that teacher knows the environment well and he/she knows every student weakness in academic performance. Action research can also be used by peoples directly in the field of an organization he/she is working or living (Sagor, 2010). In education, action research can be defined as a method that is used to tackle the problem within the organization. Action research has promoted education in the society and clarified some modern systems that develop actions strategies and putting the methods in the practice which has helped most students to achieve their goals in the future.

Teachers use action research in classroom to help them to have better hands-on contact with the students to find solutions in the results that every student in the class is performing in particular question (Stringer, 2013). The reason why I choose this topic is that it has helped the education sector and it has boosted the valuable education to the classroom and it has helped the whole class to achieve and fulfill their goals. Action research has supported my future goals as a student and it has helped me to recognize the way of looking solutions in education and it has created love in the classroom and also created love between teachers and students. Also, action research has helped me to reflect on my practices of achieving my future goals and also valued the conduct education settings and it is simple to plan the actions.

References

Sagor, R. (2010). The Action Research Guidebook: A Four-Stage Process for Educators and School Teams. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Stringer, E. T. (2013). Action Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

,

Provide the complete APA 6th edition citation for the action research proposal you are reviewing.

Title

Provide the title of the research proposal. It is usually a statement based on the research question–short and to the point.

Research Topic

Describe the specific topic to be studied in a paragraph. (Be certain that the research question relates to the topic).

Research Problem

Provide a brief statement that fully describes the problem being addressed. Present this in one sentence or no more than one clear concise paragraph.

Research Purpose

Write a brief statement that fully describes the intent of the study or the reason for conducting the study. Present this in one sentence or no more than one clear concise paragraph.

Research Participants

Describe in detail the participants of the study.

Research Question(s)

List the primary research question and any sub questions addressed by the proposed study. The primary research question should flow logically from the problem statement and purpose statement and be very similar in wording although phrased as a question. This may include alternative and null hypotheses as appropriate.

Literature Review

Section

Provide a brief overview of the conceptual framework upon which the study is based. Identify the seminal research and theories that inform the study. Discuss the topics and themes that are used to organize the literature review.

Research Design

Describe the research design and state the type of quantitative or qualitative approach used.

Ethical Considerations

Describe all ethical considerations and provide a rationale for the considerations.

Research Findings

Report all research findings and conclusions found from the study.

Need for the Study

Describe the need for the Study. Provide a rational or need for studying the particular issue or phenomenon.

Practical Implications

Describe any stated practical implications.