Fall 2010 Course: Action Research

August 23, 2010

S-547 Action Research

Professor: Natasha Warikoo

Action research, unlike traditional research, places action at the center of research; its primary goal is solving a problem that will lead to improvement in individual or organizational practice. Action research prioritizes "insider" status rather than assuming an outside, "detached" stance. Practitioners have used action research to answer questions about their community organizations, schools, and classrooms. In this course, students will do an action research project. In addition, we will critically reflect on the intellectual and practical questions that action research raises, such as the nature of knowledge, the purposes of research, subjectivity and objectivity in research, and more.

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