Call for Papers : Action Research Writing (by ASE & PAIR) Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2016


The Association of Scholarly Editors headed by Dr. Jose Vargas of University of Guadalajara Mexico, invites you to take part in the upcoming Training Workshop on Action Research Writing on November 28- Dec. 1, 2016 at Cagayan de Oro City Philippines.

This training is prepared to help acquire the fundamental knowledge of what action research is, understanding the parts of action research in writing, and to learn the step-by-step in writing an action research writing.

Below please find the training outline for the detailed topics to be discussed during the training proper. Some topics are coupled with focused workshops to encourage deeper understanding and appreciation of the work (action research).

Time Topic/s
8:31 – 9:30 Session 1Overview of Action Research as a Qualitative Inquiry

  • Some Definitions of Action Research
  • Nature of Action Research
  • Advantages of Action Research
  • Limitations of Action Research
  • Researcher as knowledge contributor
  • Researcher as problem-solver
  • Importance of Action Research in Education
9:31 – 11:00

11:01 – 12:00

Session 2Getting Started with Action Research

  • Action Research as a Purposeful Research
  • Contexts for Action Research
  • Making a Start
  • Identifying a Topic
  • Practical Considerations

Session 3Planning Action: Steps in Conducting Action Research

12:01 – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:01 – 3:00

3:01 – 3:30
3:31-   5:00

Session 4: Organizing and Reviewing Literature: An Intercontinental Approach

  • Sources of Literature
  • Organizing the Literature
  • Reviewing the Literature

Session 5: Formulating Problem Statement

8:00 – 10:00

10:31 – 12:00

Session 6: Methods of Instrumentation

  • Methods of Data Collection
  • Using Questionnaires
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Gathering Documentary Evidence
  • Field Diaries and Notes
  • Systematic Observation
  • Using Video Recordings and Photographs

Session 7: Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Making a Start with Analyzing Data
  • Ways of Representing Data
  • The Process of Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Presenting Emerging Themes and Patterns

Session 8: APA Writing Format and Style

  • Revisiting Some Key Conventions of APA Writing Format and Style
  • Preparing Parenthetical and In-text Citations
  • Preparing Reference List

Session 9: Crafting Action Research Title

12:01 – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:01 – 4:00 Session 10: Packaging a Publishable Action Research

  • Anatomy of Publishable Action Research
  • Parts of Publishable Action Research
  • Writing the Paper with Focus on Abstract

Should you wish to participate and reserve a slot for this training, please send an email at or contact Irish Jane P. Balios (09176366330) or Darryl M. Nuyda (09177215283) at PAIR Office, 427 Zone 1, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.



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