Action Research Methodology and Application
This course defines action research as it is understood in the general field of academic inquiry and more specifically as it is defined at AMU. Students are provided an institution-wide action research definition and an AMU original, proprietary checklist which both students and faculty use to evaluate student learning at the end of the program. Through the use of AMU case-studies, the course builds skills in determining which categories of projects lend themselves to action research. Students in HELI complete annotated bibliographies in education-related areas, such as distance education.
HELI students are directed toward higher education organizations. The course builds core competency in how action research is implemented in the current national and global marketplace. Higher Education Leadership and Innovation students complete annotated bibliographies in higher education areas.
This course is delivered in on-line modules complemented by off-line review and assistance. On-site, in person meetings are offered when possible.
Deliver doctoral level knowledge of principles and and best practices of action research.
- Teach how the elements of the define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) quality system assist effective action research in education
- Explain and demonstrate the skilled calculation of return on investment (ROI) from action research in education
- Discuss systematic applications of action research to improve education processes