WELCOME to the Interactive Side of Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA)
We have created a website that can be read by visitors and edited by members. In keeping with the democratic, multi-voice, multiple perspectives stance of action research, we invite our members to join us as web developers to help create the future of ARNA-connect. For first-time visitors, we hope you will look around the site, see the potential for your involvement and become a member We are a growing network and welcome active participation!
Thinking about Action Research
Action research involves inquiry into areas of concern or challenge facing communities and practitioners. These concerns are most often linked to education, health and health care, social services, poverty, hunger, and other social justice issues. Practitioner- researchers identify the problem, develop actions to help alleviate some part of the problem, and evaluate the impact of the interventions. In this way it is ‘action’ oriented. Action researchers systematically collect and analyze data to obtain credible answers to questions. In this way, it is 'research' oriented.