Contemporary action research is a robust approach for the co-creation of both practical knowledge and new theoretical concepts about, for instance, organizational dynamics, social innovation, healthcare transformation and community devel-opment. It is a pragmatic and participatory approach in which academic researchers collaborate with managers and profes-sionals to inquire into issues of high mutual concern.
PhD students who participate in this Action Research Work-shop, will obtain practical understanding of how to develop meaningful, original, and rigorous knowledge through studying the change processes that they also facilitate.
Unique elements of the workshop
- We work from the assumption that practice is the site of novel knowing and therefore encourage participants to combine their practical interests with the development of their academic skills.
- The workshop introduces the different elements of action research as an iterative process of topic construction, research design, collaborative action, and the analysis of the generated data.
- The workshop is facilitated by experienced action researchers who are competent in change facilitation and theory development. David Coghlan is an internationally renowned action researcher with a special competence in insider action research.