Pub. date: 2007 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412984614
Print ISBN: 9781412925976 | Online ISBN: 9781412984614
Part 1: What Is Action Research?
This book presents action research (AR) as a set of collaborative ways of conducting social research that simultaneously satisfies rigorous scientific requirements and promotes democratic social change. We introduce the reader to the epistemological and the technical issues raised by AR, and we paint a broad picture of the varieties of AR found around the globe. In Chapter 1 (“Introduction: Action Research, Diversity, and Democracy”), we introduce AR as a research strategy and reform practice. We view AR as a way of working in the field, of utilizing multiple research techniques aimed at enhancing change and generating data for scientific knowledge production. AR ...Click here to see full text