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Using Action Research and Program Evaluation

When do you think that either action research or program evaluation could be used in your local setting? What do you think would be the best way to implement this strategy? What are the benefits over other research strategies?

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In regard to action research, it can be used when attempting to prevent the high drop-out rates with minority children in the local setting. Action research is effective in bringing forth change because the research is transferable to the problem being researched. Therefore, using action research to establish the causes for high dropouts, to develop strategies in tandem with educators, administrators, and superintendents, and to develop a plan to implement these strategies is much better than traditional research. Traditional research such as quantitative studies wouldn't be effective for ...

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This solution discusses the characteristics and types of program evaluation and action research that can be used in a local setting.