Action Research Template

Answers to the following guiding questions will help complete stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Action Research Model.

Problem Identification

What do you want to study? Why do you want to do it? Is it an important and practical problem, something worth your time and effort, something that could be beneficial to you, your students and others?

Focusing the Question

Is the problem stated clearly and in the form of a question? Is it broad enough to allow for a range of insights and findings? Is it narrow enough to be manageable within your timeframe and your daily work?

Data Collection

Will you develop and implement a new strategy or approach to address your question? If so, what will it be? Will you focus your study on existing practices? If so, which particular ones? What is an appropriate timeline for what you are trying to accomplish?

What types of data should you try to collect in order to answer your question? How will you ensure that you have multiple perspectives? What resources exist and what information from others might be useful in helping you to frame your question, decide on types of data to collect, or to help you in interpreting your findings?