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Action Research in Practice-Based Doctoral Programs

Action Research in Practice-Based Doctoral Programs
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Author(s): Colleen M. Halupa (A. T. Still University, USA & East Texas Baptist University, USA)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 28
Source title: Practice-Based and Practice-Led Research for Dissertation Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Robin Throne (Independent Researcher, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6664-0.ch007


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Action research is an accepted method that can be used effectively in practice-based doctoral programs to evaluate a multitude of questions and processes. This research method focuses on real-world problems and solutions, and is used in a variety of fields primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. This chapter provides an overview of action research, approaches and models, ethical concerns, best practices, criticisms of this research method, its use in doctoral education including dissertations and other research projects, and provides examples of action research in practice-based doctoral education in business, education, and healthcare.

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