|One of the distinguishing features of Action Research is
that its primary goal is to take personal action based on the
research findings. Some of your options include:
- Make recommendations that will resolve the problem.
- Make plans and decisions about interventions based on
- Make program plans based on the findings.
- Develop action plans based on the findings.
Now is also the time to evaluate your action research
process and look for what needs changing. Consider:
- What would you do differently next time?
- Does the instrument or process that you are using need
- Did the research generate the information that you
wanted or could use? And if not how could you?
- And from what happed, were any new questions generated?
According to Mills (2000) and Kemmis and Wilkinson (1998)
they suggest the following questions should be applied to your
- Does the project clearly address a problem or issue in
practice that needs to be solved?
- Did the researcher collect sufficient data to help
address the problem?
- Did the plan of action build logically from the data?
- Did the action research actually lead to a change or did
a solution to a problem make a difference?
Asking participants what they learned from their
involvement empowers them to think of themselves as active
learners in an environment where evaluation is something to be
used supportively for growth rather than something to be