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ACTION RESEARCH EMPOWERMENT & REFLECTION (Dutch Action Research Network) by Harrie Coenen

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Published by Purdue University Press .
Written in English


  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Research,
  • Business & Economics / General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9097945M
ISBN 109036191319
ISBN 109789036191319



Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators introduces both novice and experienced practicing educators to the process of designing and conducting classroom-based action research in order to make their instructional practices more effective. This practical text focuses on the research methods and procedures that educators can use in their everyday instructional practices. Participatory Action Research (Qualitative Research Methods) [Alice Mcintyre] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Participatory Action Research (Par) introduces a method that is ideal for researchers who are committed to co-developing research programs with people rather than for people. The book provides a history of this techniqueCited by: Action research is a philosophy and methodology of research generally applied in the social sciences. It seeks transformative change through the simultaneous process of taking action and doing research, which are linked together by critical reflection. Action research can be defined as “an approach in which the action researcher and a client collaborate in the diagnosis of the problem and in the development of a solution based on the diagnosis”[1]. In other words, one of the main characteristic traits of action research relates to.

Action research (AR) is a research approach that is grounded in practical action (the action component) while at the same time focused on generating, informing and building theory (the research Author: Anne Burns. Mar 22,  · Community-based action research seeks to involve as active participants those who have traditionally been called subjects and is intended to result in a practical outcome related to the lives or work of the participants. No matter the setting—organizational, institutional, or educational—there are particular skills needed to conduct action research successfully.5/5(1). Purposes of conducting action research In the context of this book, we can say that action research supports prac-titioners in seeking out ways in which they can provide an enhanced qual-ity of healthcare. With this purpose in mind, the following features of the action research approach are worthy of consideration (Koshy, 1). She has a strong interest in participatory research, which she believes empowers practitioners. Professor Koshy has written several books and articles. Her book Action Research for Improving Educational Practice, also published by SAGE, is often described by readers as very accessible and practical.

'Action research is a process of systematic reflection, enquiry and action carried out by individuals about their own professional practice' (Frost, , p. 25). 'Action research is a term used to describe professionals studying their own practice in order to improve it' (GTCW, a, p. 15). 'Educational action research is an enquiry which is. The SAGE Handbook of Action Research Participative Inquiry and Practice Edited by Peter Reason Hilary Bradbury Second Edition Reason and Bradbury(2e) 9/24/ PM Page iii. Action research is one of those terms that we hear quite often in today’s educational circles. But just what does it mean? If you ask three people to define action research, you may find yourself with three different responses. Typically, action research is undertaken in a school setting. It is a reflective process that allows for inquiry and. Action research – which is also known as Participatory Action Research (PAR), community-based study, co-operative enquiry, action science and action learning – is an approach commonly used for improving conditions and practices in a range healthcare environments (Lingard et .