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Research in Organizations


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Research in Organizations

  1. 1. Research inOrganizationsFrom Action Research toAction LearningPresented by:John R. TurnerGloria NatividadThe University of North TexasCollege of InformationDept. of Learning
  2. 2. Action Research“Knowledge is in the action”(Schon, as cited in Bradbury & Lichenstein, 2000)
  3. 3. Action Research
  4. 4. Action Research
  6. 6. Action LearningBeneficial to the organization by resolvingreal issues as well as providing a means fortraining groups to learn together and solvereal-time problems.
  7. 7. Action Learning
  8. 8. Action Learning –vs- TrainingAction Learning TrainingTrainer / Facilitator YES YESLoss Time from Work NO YESTravel Expenses NO YESSolve Real-Problem YES NOTrain Group Together YES YES
  9. 9. Action Learning is a ProcessLearning comes from action through:“participatory, action-oriented methodsthat link researchers and participants in alearning journey that supports both inmaking good use of the insights gainedfrom research”(Bradbury & Lichtenstein, 2000, p. 554)
  10. 10. References Bargal, D. (2008). Action research: A paradigm for achieving social change.Small Group Research, 39(17), 17-27. doi: 10.1177/1046496407313407 Bargal, D. (2006). Personal and intellectual influences leading to Lewinsparadigm of action research. Action Research, 4(4), 367-388. doi:10.1177/1476750306070101 Bradbury, H., & Lichtenstein, B. M. B. (2000). Relationality in organizationalresearch: Exploring the space between. Organization Science, 11(5), 551-564. Retrieved from Bryman, A. (2008). Social Research Methods (3rd ed.). New York, NY: OxfordUniversity Press. Gall, M. D., Gall, J. P., & Borg, W. R. (2010). Applying Educational Research(6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. Gorrell, P (2012). Action learning for teams. Chief Learning Officer, July, 26-29. Marquardt, M., & Banks, S. (2010). Theory to practice: Action learning.Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(2), 159-162. doi:10.1177/1523422310367878 Waddill, D., Banks, S., & March, C. (2010). The future of action learning.Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(2), 260-279. doi:10.1177/1523422310367809