Action Research, is a disciplined process of inquiry conducted by and for those taking the action. The primary reason for engaging in action research is to assist the “actor” in improving and/or refining his or her actions. Action Research generally, refers to a cyclical process including three basic, reoccurring phases (Johnson, 2012; Smith, Willms & Johnson,1997):
Identification of the problem,
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Diagram about the “Phases and questions to consider in Participatory Action Research (Johnson,
2012; Smith, Willms & Johnson,1997)”
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