A teacher-researcher studies their own practice, with the goal of improving it. 

This study may require IRB approval depending on the level of student involvement and the type of data collected.

Faculty who could oversee this kind of project: 
Laura Kelly, Cara Djonko-Moore, Zac Casey, Laura Taylor

Research example:
The researcher studied her efforts to model a practice that she wanted her students to start doing.

Kelly, L. B. (2018). Compliance and resistance: Showing future teachers how to navigate curriculum. Studying Teacher Education, 14(1), 71–87.