Action Research

Action research is a systematic form of inquiry that is collective, collaborative, self-reflective, critical, and undertaken by the participants of the inquiry [McCutcheon, G. & Jung, B. (1990). Alternative perspectives on action research. Theory into Practice 29 (3): 144-151].  Action research, sometimes called "practitioner research," is a reflective investigation of a personal interest, problem or challenge.  The process begins with the development of questions, which may be answered by the collection of data. Action implies that the practitioner will be acting as the collector of data, the analyst, and the interpreter of results.

See An Introduction to Action Research- by Dan MacIsaac

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