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Active v. Traditional Research methods.

Can you help with a contrast and comparison of the following:

- Traditional versus action research
- Various types of action research (participatory, practical, collaborative, teacher, school-wide, district-wide)
- Quantitative versus qualitative research (strengths/weaknesses)

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Traditional research is predicated upon issuing a hypothesis for a problem, conducting scholarly research to attempt to either disprove the hypothesis or fail to disprove the hypothesis, and most importantly is not focused on implementing any discernible evidence immediately into practice. The use of action research is predicated upon implementing research into actionable practice and this is where it differs from the use of traditional research. Action research includes the major players within the research trajectory such as the subjects being studied to incorporate them into the ...

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Comparison and Contrasting the two dominant types of research within academia including action and tradtional research methodologies.