ERIC Number: ED101456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Action Research: A New Style of Politics in Education. An IRE Report.
Palmer, Parker; Jacobsen, Elden
Action research combines the development of competence with community action. It provides a means of organizing large numbers of people around well-defined, short-term jobs; engages people face to face with a problem; and translates research into politics by building a base of mass support for a given problem. The basic components of any action research program involve creating legitimacy, defining problems on a human scale, dealing with conflict, recognizing that knowledge is power, developing the power of collectivity, and creating a mode of natural and manageable human organization. The major program stages of an action research program are defining the problem, developing research instruments, and collecting and analyzing data. The basic procedures and special problems of some specific action research techniques are identified. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Action Research, Citizen Participation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Hypothesis Testing, Instrumentation, Political Power, Political Socialization, Research Design, Research Methodology, School Community Relationship, Voluntary Agencies
Institute for Responsive Education, 704 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.