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TI: Overview of Action Research
T2: Understanding Action Research
T3: Your Research Question
T4: The Context
T5: Plan For Action
T6: Cycle 1 in an Iterative Process
T7: Collecting Data
T8: Analyzing Data
T9: Reflecting on your Actions
T10: Cycles of Change
T11: Writing your Action Research Report
T12: Your Identity as an Action Researcher
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Doing Action Research
Overview of Outcomes
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Tutorial 1 Resources
A. Action Research Networks
Action Research is a collaborative process. It is always done with people not on them.
But it is also helpful to interact with other action research colleagues as you work through your process. Here is links to networks that can help you find colleagues to work with.
Action Research Network of the Americas
is a new and rapidly growing
community that supports many working groups that you may want to join.
Collaborative Action Research Network
(CARN) was established in 1975, CARN has been a guiding force in the development of action research in Europe and other parts of the world.
American Educational Research Assoc, Special Interest Group in Action Research
is another very good community to join. They have
been working hard to develop the community of action research within AERA, the world's largest association of educational researchers.
a lively discussion board described as for "UK educators and researchers" but they welcome members from all around the world who share their action research concerns, stories and approaches.
Latin American Center for Service Learning
CLAYSS, founded in 2002 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, contributes to "the growth of a fraternal and participative culture in Latin America through the development of educational social engagement projects".
Convenio Fundación Bica - Clayss
Participatory Research in Asia
Established in 1982, PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia) is a global centre for participatory research and training based in New Delhi. PRIA has field offices in 8 states and linkages with 3000 NGOs to deliver its programmes on the ground.
8) The Big Tent Group
consists of a number of global networks for participatory research and university-community engagement. Established in 2010, the group is focused on sharing information and calling for further action to enhance community-university engagement. A series of discussions across the networks have been held and have been framed as 'Big Tent' dialogues. ARNA became a part of this process in May of 2013.
The following groups are included:
Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research (GACER)
Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
Living Knowledge Network
PASCAL International Observatory
Community Network for Research Equity & Impact
Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA)
Asia Pacific University Community Engagement Network
Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios
Commonwealth Universities Extension and Engagement Network
Community Campus Partnerships for Health
University Sponsored Networks
University-Community Partnership for Social Action Research (UCP-SARnet)
is a growing
of above 1400 students, university faculties, community activists, and governmental officials engaged in achieving the
United Nations Millennium Development Goals
(MDG) in 75 countries. UCP-SARnet is dedicated to the education of the next generation of community leaders by compiling and housing an interactive online library of resources and facilitating cross-sector collaborations, networking and multicultural dialogues.
Center for Collaborative Action Research
website at Pepperdine University and this wiki (ccar.wikispaces.com) also are a way to be involved and membership is open and free. A concise description of action research can be found there with links to action research reports
3) Jack Whitehead shares the
Living Theory Network
with the action research of his graduate students from his work at University of Cumbria, UK
Action Research and Action Learning
by Bob Dick from the Southern Cross University
1) Collaboration: Many of you will already be in a degree program and you will have others who can serve as critical friends. If you are working alone, you might find it helpful to invite a few friends to work with you in an
action research learning circle
for a description of the model and for ideas on now to organize an action research learning circle.
2) Books and Journals: If you are in a program, you will be working with a number of texts but if not, and you
are looking for books to direct your activities, there is a listing of
action research books
on the American Educational Research Assoc, Special Interest Group in Action Research.
3) An Encyclopedia of Action Research was recently published with David Coglan and Mary Brydon-Miller as the editors. You can see videos of both of them discussing action research and this new book.
Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research
edited by Lonnie Rowell, Cathy Bruce, Joseph Shosh, and Margaret Riel, was published in Dec 2017 and provides an examination of the history of action research worldwide and provides information about the communities that have formed over time.
5) The web is a great source for finding articles about action research. Try using
search engine and then look for action research + your area of interest. Many of the sites listed above and
Tutorial 2 resources
have links to action research reports. Reading this can be helpful as you plan your own experiences.
Tutorial 1 Activities
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