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What is the Action Research Project?

The action research project is the capstone project required in the MHR adult degreee completion program.  The action research project guides you through the components of the written project: beginning with identifying a problem to researching the literature review to developing measurable objectives and hypotheses to evaluating statistical data and making conclusions and recommendations for its solution. The action research project is organized by semester.  The steps in the action research project process are linked to the learning strategies presented in MHR coursework. As you progress through the MHR Program, specific written segments of the action research project will be submitted to your action research project coordinator, who will help you focus and develop your ideas. The final product will be a 30-50 page document in which you will have

  • Analyzed a particular problem or situation in an organization
  • Conducted research using library resources and carried out statistical research
  • Developed measurable objectives and hypotheses which were tested
  • Evaluated results statistically and made conclusions and recommendations

MHR students have found this method to approaching problems and conducting research helpful in daily work as well as in academic study. You will improve your thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills as you work to create positive change in the organization or community for which the project is designed.

      

    Action Research Project Calendar

    Semester One

    • Meet your ARP coordinator
    • Overview of the ARP
    • Identifying your topic-The problem selection
    • Secure your site contact
    • Formal topic proposal submitted
    • Ch. I - Description of the Problem
    • Research for the literature review, Ch. II

    Semester Two

    • Ch. II - Review of the Literature
    • Ch. III -Selection of the Option and Description of the Intervention or Selection of the Option and Description of the Alternatives [chapter title depends on which option was chosen] 
      • Choose the option for direction of the ARP
      • Create measurable objectives and hypotheses
    • Ch. IV  - Evaluation Plan or Data Collection Planvaries [chapter title varies by option chosen]

    Semester Three

    • Complete Ch. IV
    • Ch. V - Summary of Results, Recommendations, & Conclusions
    • Preliminary pages [title page, certification page, abstract, table of contents]
    • Appendix A - Reflections on the Action Research Project
    • Final submission of entire ARP
    • Oral presentations
        
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