Students as Researchers: Collaborative Inquiry Action-Research Toolkit

This tool was developed by Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services and adapted by the Ministry of Education.

HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:
This toolkit was developed by Access Alliance and adapted by the Ministry of Education for the Students as Researchers initiative. The toolkit is a resource for student-teacher teams to consult in designing and conducting research projects. It introduces you to the different phases and components of research. These include how to:

    • develop your research topic/question
    • design your research method (how to answer your research question)
    • conduct research in an ethical way
    • collect data
    • analyze your data
    • share your research results to make positive change.

The resource provides step-by-step instructions for each phase, with background information. The final chapter includes details on how to plan your project (budget, timelines, responsibilities) and how to work as a team. Also included in the toolkit are worksheets for designing and conducting your research (e.g. consent form, research ethics review application form, project planning framework), and a list of resources for students and teachers.

Access Alliance & Ministry of Education. (2013). Students as Researchers: Collaborative Inquiry Action-Research Toolkit. Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesSV/StudentsAsInquirers/StudentsasResearchersToolkit/StAR_Toolkit.pdf

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