Published on:

1st Sep 2020

Episode 1 - What is Action Research (Pt. 1)

In Episode 1 of The Action Research Podcast, Adam and Joe discuss and break down a couple of the most widely accepted definitions of action research. Through that discussion, they determine action research is: 1) Driven by social change; 2) Participatory and action-oriented; 3) Collaborative, and 4) Self-reflexive. Give a listen to learn more about what these characteristics mean in the context of of action research, both in theory and in practice.

If you are curious about the articles we discuss in this episode here are the citations:

Lonnie, R.L., Polush, E.U., Riel M., & Bruewer, A. (2015). Action researchers’ perspectives about the distinguishing characteristics of action research: a Delphi and learning circles mixed-methods study, Educational Action Research, 23(2), 243-270, DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2014.990987

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (Eds.). (2001). Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice. Sage

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About the Podcast

The Action Research Podcast
Somehow, the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research.
In the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research, Adam and Joe do a deep dive into the lives, experiences, philosophies, and - of course - investigations of the most well respected action researchers in the field. Hear about their greatest successes and failures, and learn about what makes Action Research unique. If you are passionate about social change, engage in research, or are a budding scholar then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Intended mostly for those interested in research and social change, The Action Research Podcast aims to offer unique and valuable insights for the field through accessible and engaging conversations about the “what” “why” and “how” of Action Research.

The Action Research Team:
Adam Stieglitz, Co-host
Joe Levitan, Co-host
Shikha Diwakar, Production Manager
Vanessa Gold, Sound technician and voice-over specialist

About your host

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Adam Stieglitz & Joe Levitan

Adam is the Co-Founder and Director of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from the University of Louisville

Joe is the Co-founder and Director of the Pallata Community Education Center and an Assistant Professor at McGill University