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ASH EDU 675 Week 4 Assignment Formative
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Formative Evaluation - Interpretation
In EDU671, you identified the type of data, the frequency of collection, tools and have
also explored topics related to ethical consideration of this information. You are in
the process of collecting data for your action research in the field at this time.
Be reminded that you’re the approved Action Research Informed Consent allows
your implementation of this action research intervention or innovation in a
specialized setting as follows:
• Those currently employed in a classroom setting.
• Those currently employed in a non-classroom or educational setting.
• Those not employed but implementing the intervention or innovation with family
members, yourself, or your own children.
You are also in the final week of your action research intervention. Through this
process, your experience reinforces action research as being cyclical (Buczynski &
Hansen, 2014; Mills, 2014) and for the best outcome we must engage in critical
reflection of the data (Volante & Beckett, 2011).
Vital to the process of collecting data is the continual alignment to your research
question(s). Equally important is how you will systematically collect multiple
sources of data and present the finding to arise at comprehensive conclusions at the
termination of your study. The quality of your data analysis is a strong predictor of
the ease with which you can manage the data but how you can develop sound
findings at the end of your study. Consider: How will you triangulate this
information? How will you continue to build upon this information in order to make
sense and correlate your data to your outcomes?
The focus of this assignment is to reflect on the data and to prepare for how to
analyze in order to answer the research question. We want to answer the question of
“So what?” (Mills, 2014, p.132) This is a critical stage of your action research! In this
assignment, you evaluate the main themes emerging from your data thus far and
how they are or are not supporting your research questions. For example, depending
on what you are seeing in the data, you may have assessed that your research
question should have been stated in a slightly different manner in order to more
authentically capture the specific data. Or, perhaps the data tells you that one of your
questions was irrelevant or that an additional question with a slightly different focus
should have been asked.
Construct your assignment to meet the content and written communication
• Themes (2 points): Describe the themes emerging from the data collection.
• Personal Experiences (2 points): Analyze how the preliminary findings relate to
your personal experiences using specific examples.
• Implications. (3 points): Describe the implications of your data that can be used to
answer your research question(s).
Written Communication Expectations
• Page Requirement (.5 points): Three-to-four pages, not including title, references,
and appendix pages.
• APA Formatting (.5 points): Use APA formatting consistently throughout the
• Syntax and Mechanics (.5 points): Display meticulous comprehension and
organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.
• Source Requirement (.5 points): Use no less than two scholarly sources in
addition to the Buczynski and Hansen (2014) and Mills (2009) textbooks, providing
compelling evidence to support ideas, and if applicable, reference to original project
if enhancement of existing project occurred. All sources on the reference page need
to be used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Next Steps: Review and Submit the Assignment