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Chapter 7

CMN 3103 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Cultural Anthropology, British Association For Immediate Care


Department
Communication
Course Code
CMN 3103
Professor
Peruvemba Jaya
Chapter
7

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Chapter 7
Action Research
ACTION RESEARCH
!Research Framework
o!Produce useful knowledge through research, education, and
sociopolitical action
o!Enlighten and empower the average person in a group
METHODS OF ACTION RESEARCH
!Be systematic
!Do not start with an answer
!Be well-organized and concise
!Provide adequate planning
!Projects vary in length
!Use regular observations
!Create a simple to detailed continuum
!May be grounded in theory
!No quantitative requirement
!Results are limited
THE BASICS OF ACTION RESEARCH
!Looking
o!Gathering information, identifying stakeholders
!Thinking
o!Interpretations, analyzing collected data
!Action
o!Application of results to improve lives of stakeholders
PROCEDURE FOR ACTION RESEARCH
!Identifying the research questions
!Gathering the information to answer the questions
!Analyzing and interpreting the information
!Sharing the results with the participants
GUIDING QUESTIONS OF ANALYSIS
!Why?
o!Establishes a general focus for the investigator and
stakeholders
o!Makes it easy for the research and the stakeholder as well to
determine how why and what of the problem.
!What and How?
o!Help to establish the problem issues
!Who, Where, and When?
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