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ERIC Number: EJ1408779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Stop, Drop, and Pivot: An Action Researcher's Lived Experience through the COVID-19 Interruption
Maya Daniel
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v23 n3 p9-26 2023
This article chronicles the experience of an action researcher who was conducting a study in a post-secondary setting when COVID-19 swept across the globe and interrupted the research. The researcher set out to understand the aspects that promote and increase student investment in the classroom, and what she could do to positively impact student investment. This was accomplished through a three-phase action research study that was interrupted by COVID-19. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a pivot in the setting of the study and the last phase of the action research plan. The purpose of this article is to focus on the researcher's perspective as a co-participant in the study while examining the changes brought about by the pandemic, and to address the implications of the findings and directions for future research. Of the three data sources in the study, the personal reflection journal of the researcher and co-participant feature heavily in expressing the lived experience of the researcher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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