Article on Action Research by Mark Smith for Infed.
This article is theoretical and explores the development of some different traditions of action research and provides an introductory guide to the literature.
Article on the History of Action Research by Janet Masters
This article gives the background and different theoretical approaches to action research including a comparative table of Technical Action Research, Mutual Collaboration Action Research and Participatory Action Research.
University of East Anglia: School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Publications of Lectures and Articles by Lawrence Stenhouse on action research projects have been uploaded to their site. They are from the original sources and the typeface isn’t easy to read but great to have his first-hand accounts.
Kurt Lewin: groups, experiential learning and action research
Kurt Lewin is generally credited as the person who coined the term ‘action research’. This article explores his background, work on groups, experiential learning, and action research including the steps model of action research.