Thanks to Moravian College students Brianne Schoolcraft ’15 & Christopher Ossont ’15 for compiling these resources!
This page offers a helpful look at the definition and origin of Action Research, as well as an overview of the process. Additional reading suggestions and guides are listed at the end of the article.
Action Research for Professional Development: Concise Advice for New Action Researchers
This introduction to Action Research takes a more in-depth look into the definition, values, process, and criteria of Action Research and Action Research projects.
An Overview of the Methodological Approach of Action Research
This website provides an overview of the Action Research approach, including a look at the definition, process, principles, evolution, types, and values of Action Research. Three case studies, which portray the varied applications of Action Research, are also provided as examples.
Understanding Action Research
This page defines Action Research as well as outlines and explains the Action Research process with the help of useful illustrations to visually explain various aspects of the Action Research method.
Action Research Communities
Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA)
ARNA is a group that is dedicated to fostering community between Action Researchers from universities, school settings, and beyond. ARNA offers opportunities to connect via the web as well as at annual conferences.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Action Research Special Interest Group
The AERA webpage is a place to both connect with other Action Researchers and learn about Action Research resources and conferences.
Action Research Project Examples
Moravian College Projects
This is a compilation of Action Research projects completed by past Moravian College Master of Education students. These projects focus on Action Research applied to educational practice.
Pepperdine University projects
This website is full of a variety of helpful information to explore. The School AR Projects and Community AR Projects links lead to a collection of projects completed by past Pepperdine University Master students. These projects focus on Action Research applied to educational practice, church ministry, military, organizations, and corporate communities.
Additional Web Sources
Learning for Sustainability
This webpage gives a definition of Action Research and provides several helpful links, including links to a blog and article that apply Action Research to sustainability.
The Public Science Project
The Public Science Project applies Action Research to areas of social justice in order to create social change.
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