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.
Writing Clinical Action Research Studies
The increasing number of action research studies being undertaken reinforces the need for more accounts on ways in which to write them. The focus of this chapter is what to write, and how to convey clinical action research projects in different ways. General guidance for writing action research projects is now included in some action research texts. While considering the general guidance, what else you write depends very much on the type of account you wish to produce, ranging from a thesis, internal report, to a topical article in a professional journal.