Analysis of Action Research (Terrell, 1999 & Hicok, 2000)
56). Hicok’s question “How do I meet the unique needs of this population?” does not address or identify the necessary elements for research. In the purpose of the study section, she asks “how the implementation of various reading strategies improve achievement in the Science for ESL student?” This question also lacks the elements to identify the necessary elements for research. My analysis of the article suggests that she provide more information about her participant addressing the demographics and student’s unique needs.
Efron, S.E. & Ravid, R. (2013). Action research in education: A practical guide. New York: Guiford Press.
Hicok, S. (2000). How Does the Use of Reading Strategies Improve Achievement in Science for Language Minority Students? Retrieved from http://cup.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-591434-dt-content-rid-17060968_1/courses/20152021060/resources/week2/HICOK-WE.PDF
Terrell, A. (1999). How Does Phonemic Awareness in ESL Learners Impact Reading and Writing? Retrieved from http://cup.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-591434-dt-content-rid-17060968_1/courses/20152021060/resources/week2/Terrell%20AR%20example%20week%202.pdf