Action Research Methods
Action research (Koshy, 2005), also known as participatory action research, is a method of research that can combine a framework for public, reflective inquiry. It offers a way for academics and scholars to work with individuals or communities, such as learners or communities of practice, to investigate issues together to find a solution-oriented approach. For educational settings, this might often be the “teacher-as-researcher” research approach (Elliot, 1991; McNiff, 2013).
The premise for the action research method is that researchers study with the subject(s), rather than research on or outside the subject(s) as a hierarchy or “expert” (Cousin, 2008). Action research is a journey that experiences transformative findings with linear, sequential relationship between the hypothesis, research activity and the research findings, i.e. a proposed solution.
Another branch of this research includes, community-based participatory action research (CBPR), involves researching a…
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