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Action Research: The Participative Researcher or Experiential Approach

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dc.contributor.author De Villiers, M.R. (Ruth)
dc.contributor.author Lubbe, Sam
dc.contributor.author Klopper, Rembrandt
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-12T13:21:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-12T13:21:21Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Alternation 14,1 (2007) Themes in Management Studies en
dc.identifier.issn 1023-1757
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13194
dc.description.abstract There is an increasing interest in action research in business and management studies. This is due to a number of drivers, an important one being that increasing numbers of degree candidates find it very convenient and advantageous to conduct their research in their experiential employer's organisation. This provides relative ease of access to interesting situations from which business and management lessons may be learned. In these circumstances, the action researcher is actually playing the role of a consultant to his/her experiential organisation. There are a variety of different approaches to experiential training and it is important for the action researcher to understand which of these are appropriate to action research. After closely examining the stages and components of action research, this paper focuses on some of the details of how the actual research work or experiential training could be performed by considering the methods outlined in a work entitled 21 st Century Process (200 I), Adams and McNicholas (2007), Van Aken (2004) and Baskerville & Pries-Heje (1999). The paper suggests how such research can be pursued in a rigorous manner and how the researcher can ensure that s/he realises the learning experience and thus the objectives of the research. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Action research en
dc.subject experiential training en
dc.subject degrees en
dc.subject experiential choices en
dc.subject process experiential consultancy en
dc.subject effective action and ,learning en
dc.title Action Research: The Participative Researcher or Experiential Approach en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Computing en


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