Critical Thinking Questions. After reading Chapters 15-16 of the text, answer the following reflective questions that require you to think and respond critically. In a one- to two-page paper, address the following questions using specific examples from your professional experience and cite the primary text when possible:
a. What sorts of topics are best approached through action research?
b. Consider each of the six categories of approaches discussed in Chapter 16. Could you design an evaluation study for a program you are familiar with (curriculum or instruction) using each of these approaches? Why or why not?