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Action research

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Action research

  1. 1. ACTIONRESEARCH Presented By: Sheila Singh Anupama Mishra Jeevitha Reddy Aditya Braru
  2. 2. DEFINITION• Action Research is a systematic form of inquiry that is collective, collaborative, self-reflective, critical, and undertaken by the participants of the inquiry/research. 2
  3. 3. ORIGIN• IN LATE 1940S Kurt Lewin is generally considered the „father‟ of action research. A German social and experimental psychologist, and one of the founders of the Gestalt school, he was concerned with social problems, and focused on participative group processes for addressing conflict, crises, and change, generally within organizations. Initially, he was associated with the Center for Group Dynamics at MIT in Boston, but soon went on to establish his own National Training Laboratories. 3
  4. 4. Cntd.“Lewin is credited with coining the term „action research‟ to describe work that did not separate the investigation from the action needed to solve the problem” His process was cyclical, involving a “non-linear pattern of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting on the changes in the social situations” 4
  5. 5. Detailed Action Research Model IDENTIFY GATHER INTERPRET THE DATA DATA PROBLEM EVALUATE ACT ON RESULTS EVIDENCE 5
  6. 6. In nutshell• Action Research seeks to accomplish two goals: Stimulate learning and Make a difference.12/14/2011 6
  7. 7. ..Downloadsaction research video.mp412/14/2011 7
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