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Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of action research.

Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), vol. 15, issue 26 (2001) pp. 33-5

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Proponents of action research claim that it is not just for researchers, but helps to empower research participants to make changes in practice. This literature review examines some of the evidence for and against a research methodology that might still be unfamiliar to many nurses.

CONCLUSION: Action research often lends itself to small-scale studies and is time-consuming. The value of such a methodology is that it provides a powerful means of improving and enhancing practice.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Bias (Epidemiology)
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Evidence-Based Medicine: education
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Services Research: methods
  • Health Services Research: standards
  • Humans
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Research: education
  • Nursing Research: methods
  • Nursing Research: standards
  • Nursing Staff
  • Nursing Staff: education
  • Nursing Staff: organization & administration
  • Nursing Staff: psychology
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Power (Psychology)
  • Problem Solving
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design
  • Research Design: standards
  • Time Factors
  • Total Quality Management
  • Total Quality Management: organization & administr

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Authors

  • K Karim

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