Reviewing and reflecting are natural parts of the action research cycle and skills which you will need to draw upon at each stage of the research process. As you make decisions about how to go about your research, what data to collect, what methods to use in order to collate the data, and which participants to involve, you will inevitably be using both of these skills.
Suggested further reading:
Bassey, M. (1995) ‘Action research for improving educational practice’. In Halsall, R. (1998) Teacher Research and School Improvement. Buckingham: Open University Press: 94 & 95.
Bryan, H., Carpenter, C. and Hoult, S. (2010) Learning and Teaching at M-Level: A Guide for Student Teachers. London: Sage
Burton, D. and Bartlett, S. (2009) Key Issues for Education Researchers. London: Sage
Dymoke, S. & Harrison, J. (2008) Reflective Teaching & Learning: A Guide to Professional Issues for Beginning Secondary Teachers. London: Sage
Koshy, V. (2005) Action Research for Improving Practice: A Practical Guide. London: Paul Chapman Publishing
Koshy, V. (2009) Action Research for Improving Practice: A Practical Guide. (2nd ed) London: Paul Chapman Publishing
McGregor, D. and Cartwright, L. (2011) Developing Reflective Practice: a guide for beginning teachers. Berkshire: OUP.
O’Leary, Z. (2013) The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research. (2nd ed) London: Sage
McAteer, M. (2013) Action Research in Education. London: Sage
McNiff, J. (2013) Action Research: Principles and Practice. (3rd ed). Oxon: Routledge
McNiff, J. (2014) Writing and Doing Action Research. London: Sage
McNiff, J. and Whitehead, J. (2005) Action Research for Teachers. Oxford: David Fulton.
McNiff, J. & Whitehead, J. 2011) All You Need to Know About Action Research. (2nd ed). London: Sage
Reason, P. and Bradbury, H. (2001) Handbook of Action Research: Participative Enquiry and Practice. London: Sage.
Reason, P. & Bradbury, H. (2013) The SAGE Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice. (2nd ed). London: Sage
Schön, D. (1987) Educating the Reflective Practitioner. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass