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At times researchers’ interest extend beyond finding relationships, trends, patterns, descriptions and understanding individuals or groups, instead there are problems and issues that draw their attention. When researchers concern themselves with problems and seek a plan of action to solve these problems, they benefit from the use of action research designs (Creswell, 2008). Sometimes seeking to understand on-going problems is not enough, especially as these problems hinder the quality of education our children receive at schools. Action research offers researchers the opportunity to take measures towards solving the problems affecting education within their immediate surroundings. In action research, teachers become the researchers and “reflect about these problems, collect and analyze data, and implement changes based on their findings” (Creswell, 2008, p. 597). For educators it is often challenging to find studies applicable to their student population, setting, environment, and resources to mention a few yet with action research they are able to determine what works within their l…
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