International Journal of Action Research

International Journal of Action Research is an academic journal focusing on International Action Research

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Vol. 16, No. 1, 2020

Introduction to Gustavsen's "Action Research and the Problem of the Single Case"
In this new special issue of IJAR, which is concerned with "Building Bridges", we have the opportunity to clear up an enduring misunderstanding.In Bjorn Gustavsen's native Norway, he is primarily remembered for designing and managing a series of national...
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Systematisation of Experiences: New Paths to Academic Work in Universities
The social sciences we have inherited - its disciplines, methodologies, theories and concepts - do not reflect our times adequately and, therefore, we cannot trust them to guide us in the ongoing social transformation processes (Boaventura de Sousa Santos)IntroductionThe...
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Bridging between Action Research Communities: A Pathway to Connectivity
1.IntroductionIn the current era of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 lies an opportunity for transformative change that calls for relational, collaborative learning processes with experiments to provoke future learning (Bradbury, H., Waddell,...
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Another Social Research Is Possible: From the Collaboration between Researchers and Social Movements
IntroductionThe production of knowledge on social movements has been associated with what has been done by specialists in higher education institutions and research centres; inquiries carried out with or by its own protagonists has been less frequent....
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Workplace Innovation Programmes: Bridging Research and Policymaking
1.Background"A good programme is a programme that phases itself fruitfully into ongoing processes, helps improve on them for a period of time, and then waves farewell to processes that continue to gain in momentum, speed, and quality" Gustavsen, Finne...
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Action Research and the Problem of the Single Case 1
Action research may be something that the world needs, but it is also something that the world seldom wants. This is the point of departure for a recent article by Greenwood where the purpose is to look into why this is so (Greenwood 2002). Some of the...
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Editorial
This special issue is intended as a contribution to the theme "Bridging in Action Research" to be discussed in the V Symposium of the International Journal of Action Research to be hosted by Orkestra, Basque Institute of Competitiveness at Deusto University,...
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Vol. 13, No. 3, 2017

Transforming Welfare Institutions through Social Innovation and Action Research in Denmark
IntroductionThe first International Handbook on Social Innovation was published in 2013 (Moulaert et al. 2013). In the handbook, 'social innovation' is defined as processes that generate a) the provision of resources and services in response to social...
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Vol. 12, No. 3, 2016

'There and Back Again': International Collaboration for Participatory Health Researchers' Journeys to Evidence Based Practice and Practice Based evidence/'Allí Y De Vuelta Otra Vez': Colaboración Internacional De Los Trayectos De Los Investigadores Participantes En Salud Para la Evidencia Basada En la Práctica Y la Práctica Basada En la Evidencia
1. IntroductionIn 1937, JRR Tolkin published The Hobbit, also known as There and Back Again. This well-known story traces the adventures of Bilbo Baggins to treasures guarded by a dragon and eventually back to the comforts of his home as a matured and...
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