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Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators, 6th Edition

  • Craig A. Mertler
  • ISBN-10: 1544324391
  • ISBN-13: 9781544324395
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators introduces both novice and experienced practicing educators to the process of designing and conducting classroom-based action research in order to make their instructional practices more effective. This practical text focuses on the research methods and procedures that educators can use in their everyday instructional practices, classroom activities, and school procedures. Using over 20 years of teaching experience, author Craig A. Mertler provides insightful coverage of the knowledge and skills needed to design research studies, conduct research, and communicate findings to relevant stakeholders.

About the Author

Craig A. Mertler

Dr. Craig A. Mertler is currently an Associate Professor of Assessment and Research Methodologies in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green (OH) State University. Dr. Mertler teaches graduate courses in quantitative research methods, introductory statistical analysis, and multivariate statistical analysis. He also teaches undergraduate courses in educational assessment methods. He is currently the author of 4 books, 2 invited book chapters, 12 refereed journal articles, 2 instructors┬┐ manuals, and numerous nonrefereed articles and manuscripts. He has also presented numerous research papers at professional meetings around the country, as well as internationally. Dr. Mertler conducts workshops for both preservice and inservice teachers on classroom-based action research and on the broad topic of classroom assessment. His primary research interests include classroom teachers┬┐ assessment literacy, assessment practices of classroom teachers, and Web-based survey methodology. Before teaching and researching at the university level, Dr. Mertler worked as a high school science teacher, where he also coached track and volleyball, and advised various student groups. Dr. Mertler can be reached at: Division of Educational Foundations and Inquiry College of Education and Human Development Room 550 Education Building Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 mertler@bgnet.bgsu.edu