The concept of action research

Altrichter, Herbert, Kemmis, Stephen, McTaggart, Robin, and Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun (2002) The concept of action research. The Learning Organization, 9 (3). pp. 125-131.

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Abstract

Action research has been recognised for its breadth as a field of research practice and its depth as a discourse of theoretical insight. It does not have one neat, widely accepted definition. Points to some reasons for the difficulty of formulating a generally accepted definition of action research, and argues why action research should not be confined but should be both clarified for communication and open for development. The discussion stems from a working definition developed with participants in an international symposium that serves as a classic definition of action research. Presents several alternative approaches to resolution and argues for a judicious mix of pragmatism and flexibility in approaching the definition issue.

Item ID: 13685
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: action research; research methodology
ISSN: 0969-6474
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 23:18
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE @ 100%
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