Part One:Using the rubric attached, analyze the research report you chose in the Week 2 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 to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- 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.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Mertler, C. A. (2017). Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators (5th ed.). Sage Publications.