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Reflections from an Action Researcher: Why We Do What We Do

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Vickers, Margaret H.

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Abstract "My reflections from the field are shared in an effort to assist others. I commence by describing a social problem that was the focus of an action research project. I then articulate the paradigmatic, methodological and method choices made. I share extracts of data collected during different stages of the project to illustrate cycles of learning, reflection, and the development of actionable knowledge. What is important for researchers who are contemplating choosing action research is to understand the philosophy behind their decisions; that they think carefully about “why we do what we do” in order to fully realise the outcomes of co-learning, developing actionable knowledge and, ultimately, making change." (author's abstract)
Keywords action research; method; methodology
Classification Research Design; Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 168-189
Journal International Journal of Action Research, 3 (2007) 1+2
Issue topic Diversity of Action Research: Experiences and Perspectives
ISSN 1861-1303
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications