Gathering Data via Action Research: A Plan for Librarians, Classroom Teachers, and StudentsThursday, July 14, 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Presented by Susan Ballard, Granite State College/University System of New Hampshire, Concord, NHModerated by Kristin Fontichiaro, University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI
In today’s data-driven world, librarians and educators are under increasing pressure to show that their efforts yield measurable results. Action research (AR) is a flexible framework in which educators can design interventions with assessment in mind, implement those changes, measure the impact, and share the results. This practitioner-friendly approach puts you in the driver’s seat. You don’t need a PhD in statistics to gather data that matters! In this presentation, you’ll learn more about the AR cycle and its power to help you measure and communicate what matters. Once you have used it yourself, you’ll be able to teach your students to design their own AR!