Flashcards in INRS 7311 Learning Unit 5 Action Research Theme 1 Action Research Deck (8):
Define action research in your own words 4-5 marks
*A dynamic , collabrative process that looks to address social issues .
*Is cyclical in nature
*Powerful tool for change
*Problems are solved using research data
*Researcher can reflect on any actions taken .
Explain the nature and characteristics of action research
*Driven to find solutions to problems
*Includes participation (between researchers and respondents)
List the different types of action research max 4 marks
Technical , Practical , Participatory , Emancipatory
Explain Technical action research 3marks
*Aims to increase effectiveness
*It's success depends on collabarations with participants
*Researchs effectiveness and reliability
Explain Practical action research 2 marks
*Researcher is directly involved in studying a local problem eg load shedding in a particular area
Explain participatory action research 4 marks
*Used to study social issues and constrain individual lives
*Collabaration is essential
*Focus is on action that will change participants lives .
Explain emancipatory action research 2 marks
*Aims to bring change within existing social boundaries/conditions.
*eg the effect of BEE on SA companies