Action Research Spiral
By Dr Jeff Hawkins
Call 705-317-3276 E: email@example.com
Who is Action Research for?
Any person or group inside social organizations that seek a democratic process to change the status quo.
For example: Private Schools K-12, Hospitals, Factories and individual team members, teachers, educational administrators, principals, nurse practitioners, hospitals, union representatives, factory workers, management.
Action Research / Participatory Action Research
Professionals organizations and Individuals that are involved in complex social work environments often seek a logical scientific method to IMPROVE or CHANGE the status quo from within their organization. This is the purpose of Action Research, to improve the social environment / workplace that all human beings interact within on a day to day basis.
Why action research?
Action Research provides a systematic framework & methodology (plan, act, observe, reflect) to examine the complex relationships inside social institutions (schools, hospitals, retirement homes), social relationships inside these organizations and through this intensive examination, finds explicit areas to change and improve the status quo. As Professor Stephen Kemmis argues "Only Action Changes Reality” not talking about action.
How is AR Different from other forms of Qualitative or Quantitative research?
As the name implies Action Research is different from other forms of (second person or third person) research as the emphasis is on INDIVIDUALS (YOU) inside organizations taking action to improve and change the status quo; learning from that action (both positively and negatively) and improving social reality for everyone over the iterations of the research project. Essentially, action research is about YOU, and your organization taking action today to make a better tomorrow. Notice the emphasis here is not about discussion, the emphasis is on CHANGE and researching the change that is implemented to improve the social systems that human beings interact in on a day-to- day basis.
I shall include one academic paper here for free download. Read carefully for a better understanding of what is required to conduct an action research project. Having said that, if I was going to climb mount Everest, I would be sure to Hire the very best SHERPA Guide available to ensure I survived the climb AND prospered from the experience.
A participatory action research project can be like climbing mount Everest. I would recommend strongly that you get expert advice to avoid the many pitfalls that an action research project involves. Expert advice ensures that you generate new insight, knowledge that can help provide new solutions to your organization and energize your work space like never before. If you mistake a survey as new knowledge, then you know you are on the wrong track.
Please feel free to download a Participatory Action Research project completed collaboratively in 2013. Should you wish to discuss your Action Research Project further, please feel free to schedule a free consultation to review your project goals.
As an expert that has received distinction in my field of Action Research I can definitely help your AR project. Consultancy fees are advertised on our service and fees page.