Madison Metropolitan School District
IDEAS FOR YOUR FINAL WRITE-UP
Your name/what you do (district position)
Background information (setting, population, school, class)
Question (expectations, assumptions, evolution, if applicable)
Why chose the question; (rationale). What drew you to the question?
Why important to you. Educational philosophy, if applicable to question.
Instruments used to collect data (surveys, questionnaires, etc.)
Actual data (students' samples, quotes, voices; adult quotes; observations)
Literature review/references (if used)
Organization of data/analyzing data by themes, chronologically, by questions, by source
Struggles (to arrive at question, to collect data, findings, etc.)
Reflections on action research process, separate from the topic
Changes you've gone through in the process; insights, inconsistencies
Conclusions/findings; what I learned; interpretation
Feelings, intuitions not encountered in the study
Future directions; Where do I go from here?; impact; new questions; ideas for implementation changes in practice/perspective; recommendations
All write-ups should not/will not look alike. They will reflect not only the teacher and his/her particular style, but also the nature and context of the question.
Remember you are telling a story. You can organize this chronologically, by themes, by data source (i.e.: students, parents, staff), or some other way. It's up to you!
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