Born of the author's own experience working with teachers and principals, this book provides a step-by-step outline of how to ?do? action research?backed by the most extensive theory and research coverage on the market today. The author guides future educators through the action research process via numerous concrete illustrations and a wealth of on-line resources; positioning it as a fundamental component of teaching, alongside curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management. This book guides readers through the writing process from getting started to getting published. It covers how and when to use computer software to assist with qualitative data analysis and ensures understanding of the crucial importance of thorough data collection to the success of any research. For professionals in the field of teaching.