Action research: a new exploration of its two masters

Darroch, Fiona and Toleman, Mark (2007) Action research: a new exploration of its two masters. In: QualIT 2007: Qualitative Research: From the Margins to the Mainstream, 18-20 Nov 2007, Wellington, New Zealand.


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[Abstract]: This paper reports on the application of the McKay and Marshall approach to Action Research (AR) to one of the Information Systems (IS) discipline’s intractable problems: the academic-practitioner relationship divide. It aims to demonstrate the experiences of an inexperienced AR researcher, and the practical value provided by following the McKay and Marshall dual cycles approach. These aims are explored using a documented AR case. The efficacy of the operational guidelines for undertaking AR are examined; along with the framework to address research rigour. The authors hope that providing an exemplar of this approach will encourage other potential AR researchers to see the possibilities and rewards of pursuing this method.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2008 05:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: action research, IS crisis, academic-practitioner relationship divide, dual-focus
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management

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