The promise and challenge of online action research: Notes from a study of self-motivated online music learner

“Teaching and learning through Online Educational Resources is growing, yet too little is known about the cognitive and affective processes of those learners who remain until project completion versus those who drop out; but your discussion of the challenges related to using an online action research methodology offer us wonderful insight into the field of […]

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Unearthing local forms of child protection: Positive deviance and abduction in Ethiopia

The upcoming special issue of the Action Research Journal titled “Aid, Development, and Social Transformation” investigates how action research – if more broadly adopted by change agents, communities, funders, and policy makers – can contribute to tackling some of the globes most intractable, complex problems.  Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp’s “Unearthing local forms of child protection: Positive […]

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Weaving Community-University Research and Action Partnerships for environmental justice

  This article is a case study of one Community-University Research and Action Partnership (CURAP) focused on soil lead, urban gardening, and environmental justice in Sacramento, California. We argue that creating and sustaining CURAPs requires a process of weaving together diverse strands of knowledge, resources, and lines of accountability that connect all parties involved. Like […]

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Comments on Systematic Methodologies of Action Research in the New Millennium: A Review of Publications 2000 – 2014

Action research was introduced in China in 1980s and has become popular from kindergartens to universities. Inspired by existing AR studies, we have initiated an international project the Action Research on Curriculum Development of Human Values in Education in Schools of Mainland China since 2000, collaborating with primary schools, Education Bureau and overseas experts, and […]

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Giving ‘power to the people’ in a Nigerian hospital: From evaluation OVER to evaluation WITH stakeholders

Giving ‘power to the people’ in a Nigerian hospital: From evaluation over to evaluation with stakeholders This paper is a clear account of my transformation as a researcher alongside the positive impact I had on those I worked with in performing an evaluation in the healthcare sector in Nigeria. My journey from erstwhile more quantitatively […]

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