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First Time Visitor

  WELCOME to the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA)

We hope you will come in and look around and either find what you need, or help us design it so that others like you will find what they need.  

As a first time visitor, you might want to ...

1) Watch this video about how ARNA got started.  It can also be found in "About ARNA"  where you will find out more about the history of ARNA and our vision for the future.

2) Visit "Knowledge Mobilization" where we are currently developing the proceedings from our second conference and telling video stories about action research 

3) Check out the "Resources" and think about what resources you will add to the site when you become a member. 

4) Scan the "ARNA Member Directory" and think about joining us. 

5) Go to “Groups” and explore the Action Research Communities (ARCs)  of ARNA. If you become a member you can join one of these communities. 

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.

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