Making Change Personal – Deb Dole

Engaging communities really begins with engaging individuals. I have written recently about voice, building capacity, representing communities, and engaging communities. My own dissertation work with adolescent mothers opened my eyes to a new way of engaging people in discussion through photography. I am not an artist. I am not a professional photographer. I AM visually […]


Aristotle, Phronesis, Research Ethics and AR posted by Mary Brydon-Miller

“Ethical reasoning requires a different form of intellectual engagement than that of scientific analysis.” (McKee & Porter, 2008. 724)  Ethical reasoning, these authors suggest, requires instead “what Aristotle calls phronesis, or the art of practical judgment.”  My own introduction to this concept and its relationship to the theory and practice of action research comes from […]


Action Research and vulnerable populations

This week I have asked action researcher, Dr. Christy Borders, to introduce an action research study she and Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich are working on together. Dr. Borders is an Assistant Professor in Special Education (Deaf/Hard of Hearing) at Illinois State University. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to post a comment here. […]