12. Developing Professional Practice through Action Research

Theory-Generative Approaches in Practitioner Research

  1. Jeff Adams1,
  2. Matt Cochrane2 and
  3. Linda Dunne2
  1. Mary McAteer

Published Online: 5 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950844.ch12

Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies

Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies

How to Cite

McAteer, M. (2011) Developing Professional Practice through Action Research, in Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies (eds J. Adams, M. Cochrane and L. Dunne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950844.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Chester, UK

  2. 2

    Edge Hill University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470972366

Online ISBN: 9781119950844

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Keywords:

  • professional practice through action research;
  • Carr, and theorizing practice;
  • Aristotelian concept of practical philosophy;
  • philosophizing in action research;
  • ‘problem’ of getting girls to study A-level Physics;
  • pedagogy of ‘ direction’;
  • physics education, lacking creativity;
  • practice, a research practice;
  • notion of ‘applying’ theory;
  • theory-generative, or theory-building approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to the Research Project

  • Theories Explained and their Use Justified in the Context of this Research Project

  • The Application of Theory to the Research

  • The Relevance and Effectiveness of Using Theory

  • Summary Conclusions and Recommendations

  • References