Student Choice

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Welcome to AR+ Student Choice!

The Student Choice page reflects the efforts and interests of novice action researchers. Over a dozen graduate students working with Prof. Alfredo Ortiz got the ball rolling. We welcome new projects from any graduate students.

In our first project, a class of doctoral students read all the papers published in ARJ in the past 5 years. Then they each selected the papers most useful to them. Through discussion and voting they landed on the papers presented below through individual student blogs. We just knew other students would be inspired, so we make these blogs available all in one place. Thanks to Sage, each blog contains the link to the original paper selected for a "Student Choice Award."

Huge thanks to Alfredo and students! Alfredo shares the method used to confer the student awards -- see the Introduction and Methodology section (below).

What is Action Research?
A blog inspired by Davydd Greenwood’s “An analysis of the theory/concept entries in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research: What[...]
Enabling Marginalized Women to Critically Address Issues of Power and Identity
A blog inspired by Duncan, G., & Ridley-Duff, R. (2014). Appreciative inquiry as a method of transforming identity and power[...]
Inmates vs. The Guards
“Researching prisoner experiences with prison officers: An action research-inspired approach” (Drake, 2014) is an interesting article about prisoners and prison[...]
A Convoluted Approach to Action Research
A blog inspired by Greenwood, D. J. (2012). Doing and learning action research in the neo-liberal world of contemporary higher[...]
Human Reflections of a Maximum Security Prison
A blog inspired by: Researching prisoner experiences with prison officers: An action research inspired approach. Deborah H Drake, I have[...]
History is Written by the Researcher: a Reflection on Mullett’s “Issues of Equity and Empowerment in Knowledge Democracy: Three Community Based Research Examples”
Winston Churchill once famously said, “History is written by the victors.” While action research is certainly no war, this quote[...]
One Key to Success is a Trusting Partnership
A blog inspired by Kroeger, S., Beirne, J., and Kraus., T. (2015). You make the road by walking: A case[...]
Action Research – Building Momentum for Continuous Action
A blog inspired by: Social impact and the justification of action research knowledge, Bjorn Gustavsen (2014) Similar to Newton’s Cradle,[...]
Researchers Become the Researched
A blog inspired by Zhang, Z., Fyn, D., Langelotz, L., Lönngren, McCorquodale, L. & Nehez, J. (2014). Our way(s) to[...]
The Complex Puzzle Game: Systemic Action Research
A blog inspired by Burns, D. (2014). Systemic action research: Changing system dynamics to support sustainable change. Action Research, 12(1),[...]
Challenge Routines to Transform your Practice
A blog inspired by Kane, R., & Chimwayange, C. (2014). Teacher action research and student voice: Making sense of learning[...]
Bridging Two Different Worlds in the Search of Meaning
A blog inspired by: Marti, J. (2016). Measuring in action research: Four ways of integrating quantitative methods in participatory dynamics.[...]
Children Without A Voice
A blog inspired by The voices of youth in foster care: A participant action research study.; Ponciano, Leslie DEC 2013[...]

Introduction and Methodology

Introducing the First Action Research Student Choice Awards
This summer (2017) during an Action Research Plus committee videoconference (AR+, the initiatives enabled through this very website), Hilary[...]
How the Student Choice Awards (SCA’s) were implemented
In this blog I share the process by which we arrived at the SCA “winners”, as described in the post[...]

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