chapter  1
— An Introduction to Action Research
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The word “research” is used all the time. It appears in our newspapers. It can be heard spoken on the radio or by a television commentator during a news bulletin. As teachers or prospective teachers, you were or are very much aware from your undergraduate studies that educational research is an integral part of the education process. So when you hear this word used, you undoubtedly conjure up some vision of what this means to you. So what is educational research?