Definition of action research in English:

action research


mass noun
  • Studies carried out in the course of an activity or occupation, typically in the field of education, to improve the methods and approach of those involved.

    • ‘They call for field research and action research that introduces, observes, and records the outcomes of interventions over time.’
    • ‘Jarvis introduces several approaches that serve the applied scientist well-case study, action research, collaborative arrangements, and the use of documents and surveys.’
    • ‘This study has shown that action research is a feasible way of developing complex interventions involving combinations of service redesign, professional development, and user education.’
    • ‘Why aren't we letting the NBCTs who have engaged in self-study through action research be more actively involved in facilitating and coordinating their district's professional development efforts?’
    • ‘The research approach used was action research, adapted for the specific context of business and information technology research.’


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