ERIC Number: ED364607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-11
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Collaborative Research: The New Kid on the Block.
Packard, Abbot L.; Fortune, Jimmie C.
Fourteen papers from the 1992 meeting of the American Educational Research Association dealing with collaborative research were reviewed to see if they met the definition of action research. The relationship between the two forms of research is the subject of some controversy. It is argued that some collaborative research can be appropriately described as action research, but that some action research is not collaborative research. Collaborating researchers are not necessary for action research, but a study cannot be classified as collaborative research without collaborators and self-reflection. Thirteen of the papers examined illustrated collaborative research efforts representing five different models of collaboration. The collaborative research reported in these papers showed results that offer improvement of practice while planting seeds for further research. Benefits of peer interaction appear to be one emerging theme in collaborative research. Two tables illustrate the discussion. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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