Action Research

tekijä: Tanja Tuulikki Välisalo Viimeisin muutos tiistai 09. maaliskuuta 2010, 15.03


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Action research, of which there are several variations, is essentially based on problems, problem solving abilities and community. Action research enables you to influence the functions and environment of the researched phenomenon in a community by improving and developing the community’s problem solving abilities. In order to do action research, you will need to actively participate in the practices of the community in the context of the research phenomenon. The starting point of your strategy is practical action, which through the use of scientifically recorded observations will provide your data. You can use a variety of methods of analysis.

Read more on action research from the links below:

Wadsworth, Yoland, 1998. What is Participatory Action Research? Action Research International, 1998, paper 2.

Tripp, David, 2003. Action Inquiry. Action Research e-Reports, 017.

Garson, David, G. Participant Observation and Action Research.Quantitative Research in Public Administration. North Carolina State University.

Action Research. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Routio, Pentti, 2007. Action Research. Arteology, the science of products and professions. The Aalto University School of Art and Design.