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ASH EDU 675 Week 6 Final Project Action
Research Formal Presentation of Findings
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Action Research Formal Presentation of Findings
This Final Project is designed to report what you have learned and to apply the
information obtained from your action research in its entirety including the
proposal, observations, data collection, analysis, sharing, and feedback acquired
through collaboration with your peers. As a scholarly practitioner, you have had the
opportunity to continue your exploration of action research principles and
implement your intervention/innovation in the setting of your choice.
To clarify, the planned action research intervention or innovation will occur in the
approved setting while you are enrolled in EDU675. You will again submit the
Informed Consent form during Week One of EDU675, verifying approval to conduct
their AR intervention/innovation. The available settings for your research are
limited depending on your personal situation:
• Employed in a classroom setting:
• Employed in a non-classroom setting:
• Not employed:
As you have learned, the rationale of this type of research is to discover evidence
that examines perceived problems in a given setting. Recall, the purpose of action
research is to improve practice or to implement change for the purpose of
professional development. Mills (2014) states ". . . educational change that enhances
the lives of children is a main goal of action research. But action research can also
enhance the lives of professionals" (p.13). Furthermore, action research is the
process of telling the story of your research journey. This final project is your
opportunity to tell the story of your research experience in the Masters of Arts in
Education (MAED) Program.
Writing the Final Project
Construct your final project to meet the content and written communication
• Introduction (1 point): Create a one-to-two paragraph introduction that provides
a succinct overview of the scope and organization of the assignment.
• Context (2 points): In one-to-two paragraphs, explain what the reader must know
about the organization/school setting to enrich their understanding of the
intervention/innovation. (e.g., details about the organization/school, staff, number
and type of learners/employees, programs, ages, locale, and any other pertinent
details regarding the specific content of the project).
• Literature Review (3 points): In two-to-three pages, summarize the literature
related to the problem using 4-5 scholarly resources including a brief historical
overview and that expands the introduction and presents the current research
published about the problem.
• Area of Focus Statement (1 point): In one-to-two sentences, discuss the issues that
were addressed, how they emerged, and the goal of your research.
• Research Questions (1 point): State one-to-three questions addressed by the
research in list format.
• Intervention/Innovation Description (3 points): In one page, describe the
intervention applied for your action research study including comments on the type
of adjustments you may have had to make to the intervention.
• Data Collection Strategies (2 points): In one-to-two pages, describe the data
obtained through the observations using charts, diagrams, or other visual depictions
of your data to supplement the description.
• Outcome Analysis (2 points): In one-to-two pages, explain the conclusions of the
data analysis addressing the specific strategies that were successful, which strategies
did not work as well as was anticipated, and how the strategies support the research
• Learning Themes (2 points): In one-to-two pages, reflect on the research themes,
including the unintended/unexpected outcomes, what worked well, what worked
less well, and any process you would conduct differently.
• Action Plan (3 points): In one-to-two pages, explain the anticipated steps that are
necessary to continue with this change initiative and the leadership strategies
needed to implement them action plan.
• Conclusion (2 points): In two-to-three paragraphs, summarize the major outcome
and analysis of the project including the gaps that were uncovered providing insight
into the relationship between the topic of the literature review and your overall
Written Communication Expectations
• Page Requirement (.5 points): 18-to-20 pages, not including title and references
• 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): References five scholarly sources in addition to
the course textbook, providing compelling evidence to support ideas.
All sources on the references page need to be used and cited correctly within the
body of the assignment.
Next Steps: Review and Submit the Assignment
Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric to be sure you have achieved the
distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Next, submit the