Reflections on a multi-sector action research collaboration: the researchers' perspectives

Cuthill, Michael and Warburton, Jeni and Everingham, Jo-Anne and Petriwskyj, Andrea and Bartlett, Helen (2011) Reflections on a multi-sector action research collaboration: the researchers' perspectives. Action Learning and Action Research Journal , 17 (1). pp. 92-118. ISSN 1326-964X


In an era of collaborative research, academics are increasingly encouraged and even expected to develop and conduct research in partnership with private, public and/or community sector stakeholders. However, while reflections on and within research are increasingly common, reflections on the management of a multi-sector research collaboration are less so. This paper presents results, from the researcher's perspective, of a reflective process which explored the successes or otherwise of research management within one such Action Research project. A conceptual model which identifies factors inherent to capacity to collaborate was used to guide data collection and inform data analysis. Overall, results from the reflective process confirm the challenges that arise when a diverse group of people from dissimilar organisations 'come together' aspiring to implement a successful multi-sector Action Research collaboration.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The copyright of ALAR Journal articles is jointly held by Action Learning Action Research Association Inc. (ALARA) and the author(s). Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 01:35
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 01:57
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350710 Organisational behaviour
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5001 Applied ethics > 500107 Professional ethics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

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