Disseminating Your Action Research A Practical Guide to Sharing the Results of Practitioner Research
This practical and easy-to-use book offers professional educators of any level, subject area, and position the tools, techniques, and strategies to disseminate, share, publish, and promote the results of their action research projects and studies.
Acclaimed author Craig A. Mertler offers a clear-cut guide for practitioner-researchers, covering the following:
- A robust overview of action research/practitioner research, including its characteristics, processes, and professional benefits;
- Discussion of the main products for disseminating practitioner research, including written reports, presentations, and visual formats;
- Delivery strategies for disseminating practitioner research, including refereed publications (both practitioner and scholarly), face-to-face and virtual presentations (conferences, local presentations, and elsewhere), as well as social media and electronic media, from blogs and podcasts to Twitter and LinkedIn.
Written for any educational practitioner in any role – from in-service and pre-service teachers in PK-12 or higher education settings to scholars, administrators, policymakers, staff, graduate students, and other researchers – this book offers a pragmatic and motivational guide useful for any field of education in which practitioner research is component.
Introduction Part 1: An Overview of Action Research 1. What is action research? 2. A primer on conducting action research Part 2: Products for Disseminating and Sharing Practitioner Research 3. Written reports of research 4. Presentations of research 5. Posters, infographics, and video formats Part 3: Strategies for Disseminating and Sharing Practitioner Research 6. Refereed publications 7. Face-to-face (and virtual) presentations 8. Social media 9. Even more options Part 4: You Can Do This! (And Please Do!) 10. Motivating yourself to share your practitioner research