Action research and the transformation of knowledge creation

Some say the scholar-practitioner form of knowledge creation started with Kurt Lewin in the 1950’s. Others contend that it is the most natural form of knowledge creation practiced by people throughout time. This 30 minute video introduces the basic tenets of action research. After contrast is made with conventional social science, participants are left with:

  • The multi-dimensionality of action research.
  • A way of doing social science that is not just descriptive, but also emancipatory.
  • Illustrations of three scopes of action research at personal, interpersonal, and social levels.

Video (33 minutes): “Action Research and the Transformation of Knowledge Creation” presented by Hilary Bradbury-Huang was a plenary talk at the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation held in Canberra in Australia, online and at three co-conferences (Lueneburg in Germany, The Hague in the Netherlands and Montevideo in Uruguay), 8-11 September 2013. The Microsoft PowerPoint presentation from the video is available as a  PDF (3.3MB).



Posted: November 2014
Last modified: June 2015