Action Research Template

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The following template may be used for your action research:

Context of the Problem

Classroom management: motivation as a tool to facilitate the learning process.
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of assertive discipline?
• How much responsibility students have inside the classroom?
• Are my activities, techniques and strategies appropriate for the students’ needs?
• How do I keep students involved and engaged?

  • Scope and delimitation of the study
  • Theoretical framework

Method and Materials

3rd Grade Students from "Jose Guadalupe Posada" School.
Teacher: Diana Sofía Pacheco Vallín.
Qualitative research
observation of a class.

  • Procedure
    • Describe independent variables
    • Describe the dependent variables: (a) What was being measured? and (b) How was data collected? (Change these questions to the future tense when developing the procedure section before research has actually been implemented: What will be measured, How will data be collected?)

Results and Data Analysis

Present the findings of the investigation using graphs, tables, etc.


Discuss your results in terms of how they answer your research question(s) or hypothesis. Did your intervention work? What recommendations can you offer? How might others extend this research? Are there any limitations?


Adhere to APA.



  • This is just a reminder to refer to this video before emailing me your final draft. If you have any questions about APA, come by my office.--Bnleez 21:59, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Begin writing the Complex of the Problem and Method sections of your action research. Don't include subheadings in the Complex of the Problem section but do include subheadings in the Method section. --Bnleez 14:31, 2 October 2011 (UTC)