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Supporting Action Research

The goal of Action Research is to enable the practitioner to bring about an improvement in their own practice
(Birley and Moreland, 1998; 34).

It is considered a form of self-reflective enquiry undertaken by participants ... in order to improve the rationality and justice of their own practices, their understanding of these practices, and the situations in which the practices are carried out (Carr and Kemmis 1986: 162)

LDC introduction to Action Research
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/resource/evaluation/tools/action/

INFED introduction to Action Research
http://infed.org/mobi/action-research/

WMCETT resources to support an Action Research project
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/cll/courses/professionaldevelopment/wmcett/researchprojects/action/resources/

Further reading

James, P. (1999). ‘Rewriting Narratives of Self: reflections from and action research study.’ Educational Action Research. 7(1). Pp. 85-103.

McNiff, J. and Whitehead, J. (2009) Doing and Writing Action Research. London: Sage.

McNiff, J. and Whitehead, J. (2010) You and your action research project. 3rd Edition. London: Routledge.