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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.
Chapter 1: Foundations of Action Research
Foundations of Action Research
It is important to understand the foundations of action research and to explore different approaches to action research as there are subtle differences of emphasis and suitability for different situations.
Simply put, action research is a process by which change is achieved and new knowledge about a situation is generated. These two objectives go hand-inhand to a greater or lesser degree in most action research studies: it is difficult ...