Use the guiding questions/prompts to stimulate your thinking and guide your writing. How can the use of action research improve early childhood education practice? How does scientifically based research intersect with action research? Why is this important? How would your early childhood program or organization change if decisions were based on action research? What are key situations that using research-based decision making would help? Provide an example specific to your situation. Why are data collection and analysis critical to action research and decision making? What obstacles interfere with using action research to improve early childhood practice? How can they be overcome? What ethical considerations impact the use of action research for decision making in your early childhood program or organization? What can you do to implement the use of action research for decision making and improvement in your early childhood program or organization?