Action Research Project

  1. Jude Henry & Greg O'Connor: Implementing a site licence for TextHELP: Read & Write in a regional high school. Presentation at the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference, Gold Coast Australia.



Action Research / Action Learning Resources

The Ontario Action researcher
The Ontario Action Researcher is a freely accessible, full-text, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended for elementary, secondary, and university teachers who are concerned with exploring the unity between educational research and practice.

Education as Inquiry: A Teacher Action Research Site
Developed by Dr Judith Newman.
Developed by Jack Whitehead.

Action Research International
Action Research International is a refereed on-line journal of action research.

Classroom Action Research
Developed by Madison Metropolitan School District.

Conducting Action Research - Presentation by Richard Sagor at 2006 Leading Student Achievement Symposium
Richard Sagor founded ISIE, the Institute for the Study of Inquiry in Education, in 1997, to work with schools and educational organizations on the use of action research and data-based school improvement. This is a link to a video presentation from a 2006 symposium that provides a specific and detailed process for implementing an action research project in a school.

Action Research Links (emTech) Bookmarks
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Journal articles and books

  1. Altrichter, H., Kemmis, S., McTaggart, R., & Zuber-Skerritt, O. (2002). The Concept of Action Research. Learning Organization, 9(3), 125-131.
  2. Altrichter, H., Posch, P., & Somekh, B. (1993). Teachers Investigate Their Work: An Introduction to the Methods of Action Research. London: Routledge.
  3. Calhoun, E. F. (1993). Action Research: Three Approaches. Educational Leadership, 51(2), p62-65.
  4. Capobianco, B., & Lehman, J. (2006). Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: A Case Study of One Teacher Educator’s Initiatives in a PT3 Project. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 25(2), 123-146.
  5. Cherry, N. (1999). Action Research: A Pathway to Action, Knowledge and Learning. Melbourne: RMIT University Press.
  6. Dick, B. (2002). Postgraduate programs using action research. The Learning Organization, 9(4), 159 - 170.
  7. Dick, B. (2006). Action research literature 2004-2006: Themes and trends. Action Research, 4(4), 439.
  8. Fletcher, D. C. (2001). Second Graders Decide When to Use Electronic Editing Tools. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual (2001), 155-174.
  9. Fletcher, M. (2005). Action learning / Action research: A teacher-centred approach for self-improving schools. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 13(2), 16-24.
  10. Ghesquière, P., Maes, B., & Vandenberghe, R. (2004). The usefulness of qualitative case studies in research on special needs education. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 51(2), 171-184.
  11. Hammel, J., Finlayson, M., & Lastowski, S. (2003). Using Participatory Action Research to Examine Outcomes and Effect Systems Change in Assistive Technology Financing. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 14(2), 98-109.
  12. Jeffs, T., Evmenova, A., Hopfengardner Warren, S., & Rider, R. L. (2006). An action research study of computer-assisted instruction within the first-grade classroom. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 3 from
  13. Jenkins, H. J., & Dix, S. B. (2004). The role of action research in learning support: A case study. Special Education Perspectives, 13(2), 47-68.
  14. McNiff, J. (2002). Action research for professional development: Concise advice for new action researchers. Retrieved 16/3/07, from
  15. McNiff, J. (2002). Evaluating Information and Communications Technology: New Ways of Evaluating New Ways of Knowing. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Retrieved 13/3/07, from
  16. McNiff, J., Lomax, P., & Whitehead, J. (2003). You and Your Action Research Project (2nd ed.). Abingdon, Oxon: RoutledgeFalmer.
  17. McNiff, J., & Whitehead, J. (2005). Teachers as educational theorists: transforming epistemological hegemonies. Paper presented at the A presentation to the British Educational Research Association 2005 Annual Conference at the University of Glamorgan.
  18. New South Wales Department of Education and Training. (2010). Action Research in Education. Ryde, NSW: Professional Learning and Leadership Development Directorate.
  19. Newbury, D. (2001). Diaries and Fieldnotes in the Research Process. Research Issues In Art Design and Media, 1.
  20. Newman, J. M. (2000). Action research: A brief overview. Forum Qualitative Socialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 1 (1) Retrieved 7/3/07, from
  21. Noffke, S. E. (1997). Professional, Personal, and Political Dimensions of Action Research. Review of Research in Education, 22, 305-343.
  22. Noffke, S. E. (2005). Are we critical yet? Some thoughts on reading, rereading and becoming critical. Educational Action Research, 13(3), 321-328.
  23. Noffke, S. E., & Somekh, B. (2005). Action research. In B. Somekh & C. Lewin (Eds.), Research Methods in the Social Sciences (pp. 89-96). London: Sage.
  24. Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (2001). Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice: Sage Pubns.
  25. Rowley, J. (2003). Action research: an approach to student work based learning. Education + Training, 45(3), 131 - 138.
  26. Ryan, T. G. (2004). Action Research Collecting and Analyzing Data. Ontarion Action Researcher, 7(15).
  27. Sagor, R. (1992). How To Conduct Collaborative Action Research. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  28. Sagor, R. (2005). The Action Research Guidebook: A Four Step Process for Educators and School Teams. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  29. Sankaran, S. (2001). Methodology for an organisational action research thesis. Action Research International. Paper 3. Retrieved 4/3/07, from
  30. Suzuki, R. (2004). Diaries as introspective research tools: From Ashton-Warner to Blogs. TESL-EJ, 8, 1 Retrieved from
  31. Taylor, M. (2002). Action Research in Workplace Education: A Handbook for Literacy Instructors: For full text:
  32. Zuber-Skerritt, O. (2002). A model for designing action learning and action research programs. The Learning Organization, 9(4), 143 - 149.