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  1. 1. ACTION RESEARCH DR. MAHESWARI JAIKUMAR
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES • To solve a problem by enriching the field of application of a discipline. • To collaborate with several disciplines for solving a problem. • To study the individual cases without an objective to generalize.
  3. 3. • To recognize the study variables that are constantly changing. • To try to spell out how things can be changed. • To report in a common language.
  4. 4. FEATURE SEEKS ACTION TO IMPROVE PRACTICES & STUDY THE EFFECT OF THE ACTION THAT WAS TAKEN
  5. 5. • Is a form of applied research that aims to empower people through a process that constructs & uses knowledge. • It aims to find practical solutions to problems existing in the framework of an organization.
  6. 6. • It increases understanding of how a change in an individual’s action or practices can benefit an employee within an organization. • Changes thus planned are locally implemented in a selected organizational setup & there fore are not universally applicable.
  7. 7. • PAR-Participatory Action Research is a branch of action research which emerged in 1940’s. • It was started by Kurt Lewin, a social psychologist. • The problem is researched, changed & researched within the research by the participants & researchers.
  8. 8. • It is co researched by those who will be benefitted by the outcome of the research. • Action taken through planning & fact finding is expected to bring about future & organizational change.
  9. 9. DATA COLLECTION METHODS • Following data collection methods are used in action research : • Interview. • Observation. • Story telling. • Socio drama. • Drawing & painting. Cont…..
  10. 10. • Plays & skits. • Other creative ways like explore lives, tell stories & recognize own strengths etc.
  11. 11. IMPORTANCE • Action research has the ability to exert power if it involves collaboration between study participants & the researcher. • The research process has potentials to improve practice & research based applications & researchers.
  12. 12. • The habit of thinking, ability to work harmoniously with others & a professional collaboration will improve professionalism & knowledge related to an individual's work. • Action research helps in recognizing strengths & areas of improvement.
  13. 13. EXAMPLES An action research on the practicability of western nursing practice protocols in Indian health care agencies.

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