intervention planning [wlo: 1, 2][clo: 4, 5]


 
Intervention Planning [WLO: 1, 2][CLO: 4, 5]

In this week’s assignment, you will work on your intervention plan and ethical considerations for your study. For your ethical considerations, “none” is not an option. There are always ethical considerations, some smaller/larger than others. Following the same outline as this week’s assignment, but with less detail at this point (one to two sentences per topic), share your intervention plan with the class, including:

  • Your research question(s)
    • What do you want to answer in the study?
  • Intervention Description
    • Explain your proposed intervention and how it may influence your area of focus and support young children and their families.
  • Intervention Plan
    • How much time will it take? Explain the timeline and sequence in which the intervention would take place.
  • Ethical Considerations
    • Informed Consent: If you were to implement this study, explain your need for informed consent to ensure participants are fully informed and aware of any potential harm.
    • Freedom from Harm: What leads you to believe that what you are doing in your study is an appropriate intervention and will not expose participants to risk?
    • Anonymity and Confidentiality: What measures will you use to use to ensure anonymity and confidentiality to avoid privacy invasion and potential harm?



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understanding action research [wlo: 1, 2][clo: 1]


In your introduction post, you had the chance to start thinking about what inspires you as an early childhood professional to lead and create change. In this course, you will embark on a journey in which you will design your own action research proposal. Each week, your assignment will contribute to your Final Project, and you will have opportunities to revise and refine your work along the way to strengthen your Final Action Research Proposal. Essentially, you will use a “hands-on” approach to learning about action research as you build your own proposal and learn about each component. Of course, your instructor is aware that you are new to the action research process – you are not expected to be an action research expert yet, but by the end of the class you will be amazed at what you were able to accomplish and learn about action research in six weeks. While you are not required to implement the action research in the program, you may find that you want to make a positive difference by enacting your study in your setting someday.

Before you get started on designing your own action research study, you need to understand the basics of action research, how it differs from traditional action research, and why this approach to research can add value to your practices as an early childhood professional. You also need to understand the ways action research can support positive outcomes for your young children and their families. To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 1 of the Mills (2014) textbook and the Action Research Document (Links to an external site.). Please also watch the Action Research in the Classroom Part 1 (Links to an external site.) video.

Based on what you have learned from these sources, please respond to the following:

  • Explain the origin, purpose, and goals/rationale of action research in education.
  • Compare and contrast the goals of action research and traditional research.
  • Explain the meaning of “mixed-methods research design” and the key characteristics of this type of design.
  • Justify why action research is valuable to early childhood education professionals and provide one specific example of how it can make a positive difference in a classroom, center, school, or any other educational setting/organization.

For this discussion, you may choose the modality in which you respond to the prompt, based on your interests and strengths as a learner:



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