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Introduction This document begins with a brief overview of action research and a discussion of its advantages and disadvantages. The intention is to help you make an informed choice about your approach to your research. There is a particular focus on doing research for a thesis or dissertation, or for a similar independent research report.
If a thesis is not your interest I think you will still find material of use. The document also includes brief accounts of some of the methodologies that exist within action research.
An even briefer mention of the data collection methods which can be used is also included. This background material is followed by two practical sections.
The first of them describes how action research can be carried out. A format for writing up the research is then presented.
The form of action research described is one which uses a cyclic or spiral process. It converges to something more useful over time for both action and understanding. It is chosen because of the rigour and economy which it allows. I think it is also more easily defended than some other forms.
I write as a practitioner in a psychology department where action research is viewed with some scepticism. You may be doing your research within a setting where action research and qualitative approaches are more common. If so, you may not need to approach it with quite as much caution as I suggest.
In all of this, it is not my intention to argue against other research paradigms. For some purposes quantitative, or reductionist, or hypothesis-testing approaches, alone or together, are much more appropriate.
In many research situations action research is quite unsuitable. My only intention is to offer action research as a viable and sometimes more appropriate alternative in some research settings.
Should you choose to do an action research study this paper will then help you to do so more effectively and with less risk. Nor do I have any objection to quantitative research.Guide to writing an essay. What is an essay?
Essays at university need to respond to the question by developing an argument which is based on evidence and critical reasoning. Doing a PhD can be a hard road for everyone, even supervisors.
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Under the QUT Act, Council may delegate its powers to appropriately qualified members of Council, members of staff, or to committees. Doing a PhD can be a hard road for everyone, even supervisors. The following are web resources which I have found useful, both as a student and as a supervisor. If there is a page or service that you think should be included, please email the editor.
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The expression of interest will help the faculty find you a suitable. Full Professor of Materials Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia and Professor (Fractional) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).