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Qualitative Research Guide: Action Research

Online and collection-based resources to aid in conducting, finding, using, synthesizing, and teaching qualitative research in the health sciences.

What is Action Research?

Maragaret Riel at the Center for Collaborative Action Research defines Action Research as "a systematic, reflective study of one's actions, and the effects of these actions, in a workplace or organizational context. As such, it involves a deep inquiry into one's professional practice. However, it is also a collaborative process as it is done WITH people in a social context, and understanding the change means probing multiple understanding of complex social systems. And finally, as research, it implies a commitment to data sharing."

Books about Action Research

The following books are available as ebooks through the UCSF Library unless otherwise noted

Resources on Action Research

Action Research in the Literature

This RSS feed contains the latest 5 articles for the Pubmed search: (("participatory action research") OR ("action research")) OR ("Community-Based Participatory Research")

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