Action Research is one of the most popular research strategies in nursing and healthcare. It is widely used by practitioners who want to better understand and undertake their work and students who need to do a research project for their course. AR is evidence-based and links directly to practice, making it the ideal method for a researcher in these fields.

This book introduces readers to Action Research by presenting its key concepts and backing them up with practical examples throughout, often drawn from the authors? own extensive experience. Topics include: Action research to advance patient care; Collaborative working; Ethics; Participatory Action Research; Writing up and disseminating projects

Williamson, Bellman, and Webster - leading figures in the field - provide practical advice for using Action Research in healthcare settings, with patients and alongside other practitioners. Their book presents a flexible approach that can be adapted to researchers? real needs.

Evaluating the Quality of Action Research Projects
Evaluating the quality of action research projects
Graham RWilliamson

Action researchers, funding bodies, ethics committees, participants and readers need a shared understanding of how to evaluate the quality of action research proposals, projects and written reports. This is not as straightforward as it might sound as some argue (Bradbury and Reason 2006; Koch and Kralik 2006) that the quality of action research is very contextually-based, and that is it problematic to try to ascribe quality criteria to such activity.

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