A Short Guide to Action Research, Third Edition Andrew P. Johnson This user-friendly text provides students with everything a pre-service or in-service teacher needs to know to conduct an action research project in a clear, step-by-step presentation. A Short Guide in Action Research, Third Edition, guides the learner through both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research methods and then describes all phases of the process, including selecting a topic; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; reviewing the literature; and presenting the report. Data collection techniques reflecting popular authentic assessments and real-life examples enliven concepts throughout the text. Step-by-step directions for using action research to complete a Master's Thesis are included. Features of This Text Field Experience examplesfor both professor and student have been expanded. These easy-to-access examples incorporate real-world experience into the classroom setting. Chapter 10, Quantitative Design in Action Research, incorporates an important aspect of research discussing how quantitative methods impact action research.The basic principles of quantitative design and statistical analysis are described ina way that makes them easy to understand. Discussion and examples detailing how action research is instrumental to in-service teacher development and improvement of teaching practice have been expanded. Action research questionsthat can be used as ideas for possible projects have been included at the end of appropriate chapters in the book. ACompanion Website( www.ablongman.com/johnsonAR3e ) includes two complete action research Master's Theses for analysis and further study, all of the forms that are found within the text, additional references, links to readings, and vignettes and activities for each chapter. Here's what your colleagues have to say about this book: "This book is excellent. The author manages to explain action research and how to do it without frightening the novice researcher away from what can be a very full-filling and informative endeavor." Sandra Luna McCune, Stephen F. Austin State University "A Short Guide to Action Researchprovides a concise, thorough picture of action research. It successfully mixes theory and practical information in covering the topics related to action research." Carole Milner, Minnesota State UniversityJohnson, Andrew P. is the author of 'Short Guide to Action Research ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205509317 and ISBN 0205509312.