Foundations of Action Research

Course Code: EDR7112Course Start Date: 10/19/2015Section: Foundations of Action ResearchWeek: 4Activity: Critique Action Research for QualityActivity Due Date: 11/15/2015Activity DescriptionFor this assignment, you will critique the following two action research articles (Hine & Lavery, 2014; Loizou, 2013) found in the Books andResources for this week. Your critique will focus on the research design to determine the level of quality within the results. Use the requiredreadings as in-text reference citations in APA format to validate your critique. Be sure to address the following questions:1.2.3.4.How did the author(s) justify the use of the action research approach?What are the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and limitations associated with this action research approach?How did the author(s) demonstrate validity within the action research design?What advice could be offered to future researchers who want to replicate these studies to maximize validity in the results?Length: 3-5 pages, not including the title and reference pagesReferences: Minimum of three scholarly resources from this week’s required readingsYour paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts andinsights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly academic writing, current APA standards, and adhere toNorthcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.Upload your assignment using the Upload button below.Learning Outcomes4.0 Assess educational action research studies for their strengths, challenges, limitations, and design.ResourcesArticlesReferenceInstructionCoghlan, D., & Shani, A. B. (2013). Creating action research quality inorganization development: Rigorous, reflective, and relevant.Read articlehttp://link.springer.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/article/10.1007%2Fs11213013-9311-yHeikkinen, H. L. T., Huttunen, R. Syrjala, L, & Pesonen, J. (2012).Action research and narrative inquiry: Five principles for validationrevisited.Read articlehttp://proxy1.ncu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=73326552&site=eds-liveHine, G., & Lavery, S. (2014). Action research: Informing professionalpractice within schools.http://proxy1.ncu.edu/login?Read articleurl=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=98931660&site=eds-liveHuang, H. B. (2010). What is good action research?: Why theresurgent interest?Read articlehttp://arj.sagepub.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/content/8/1/93Loizou, E. (2013). Empowering parents through an action researchparenting program.Read articlehttp://arj.sagepub.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/content/11/1/73.full.pdf+html