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Finding Action Research in Databases
Use the terms "action research", "participatory research", and "theory practice research"
Education Full Text
Use the terms "action research" or "action research in education"
Use the term "action research". You can also change the dropdown limiters to Methodology to "qualitative research" or "interviews" or "nonclinical case study"
SocINDEX with Full Text
Use terms: "EVALUATION research (Social action programs)" or "action research"
Videos on Research
Research Ethics and Working with Children and Young People
From the transcript: "And I think what's important, again, like young people and children just want to know what that research is about. And I think they need to understand what their involvement might mean, what it might mean for their friends and family, perhaps, if it's part of that kind of wider project."
How do I research social change?
"...in terms of actually researching it we don't necessarily have great methods for it. In fact the discipline of history is probably more well developed for that. "
So practitioner inquiry is not so much a method, although it's often associated with action research because action research is a common methodological approach within practitioner inquiry. Practitioner inquiry is about the practitioner, whether they're a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor, or a social worker thinking about their work in a very curious but also very systematic way.
Developing your Question
Guess what? We have a new database that has tons of resources to help you develop and think through your research. Anything you're interested in doing, it will help you figure out how and why. Videos, books, journal articles, and chapters to inspire you!