Action research: changing nursing practice

Hegney, D.G., and Francis, K. (2015) Action research: changing nursing practice. Nursing Standard, 29 (40). pp. 36-41.

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Abstract

This article describes action research as a methodology and gives two examples of its application to nursing and health services research. Action research is cyclical in nature and involves the development, evaluation and redefining of an action plan using four basic steps: planning, action, observation and reflection. These cycles of action continue until the research group is satisfied that its objectives have been met. Data generation and analysis are iterative processes that occur continuously throughout the project, which is usually time-limited. Factors that should be taken into account to ensure success include: engaging the community, consideration of 'insider' versus 'outsider' perspectives, competing agendas, expectations not being met and the integrity of the research methodology.

Item ID: 47786
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2047-9018
Keywords: action research, change, critical social inquiry, nursing research, participatory action research, research, research methodology
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2017 22:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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