Leader: Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi
Action Research is a mixed methods research focusing on enacting immediate changes in the research settings. It may produce quick changes as the researchers carry out the research in their own work settings. There are two major types of action research: critical action research and practical action research. The purpose of critical action research is liberation through gathering knowledge. Critical Action researchers focus on enhancing individuals lives particularly marginalized individuals who do not have power to improve their own lives. Examples of issues that critical action researchers focus are racism, sexism, or prejudice in their work places. The practical action research also aims to improve individuals’ lives but with more practical orientation focusing on everyday practices and making small changes.
Anderson, G. L., Herr, K., & Nihen, A. (2007) Studying Your Own School: An Educator’s Guide to Practitioner Action Research. Thousand Oak, CA: Corwin Press.
Carr, W., Kemmis, S. (2005) Staying critical. Educational Action Research. 13(3) pp. 347–57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09650790500200316
Wadsworth, Y. (1998). What is participatory action research? Action Research International. Retrieved from https://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/images/articles/hires/img20060329114366...
- Action Reserach, http://journals.sagepub.com/home/arj
- Educational Action Research, https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/reac20
- Inquiry in Education - An online peer review journal on practitioner research, http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/ie/
- Networks: An On-Line Journal for Teacher Research, http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/networks
Center for Collaborative Action Research Free Action Research Tutorials
Allan Feldman's Action Research Paper Portfolio
Living Educational Theory Approach to Action Research, List of doctoral dissertations and master theses conducted by Action Research
Teacher & Action Reserach - George Mason University
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