ACTION RESEARCH An alternative way of conceiving and executing research. N.L. NARASIMHA REDDY POVERTY LEARNING FOUNDATION. ACTION RESEARCH. Once huge lorry entered a road tunnel. The tunnel’s roof was a centimeter lower than the lorry’s. The lorry became struck in the tunnel entrance.
N.L. NARASIMHA REDDY
POVERTY LEARNING FOUNDATION
Police Dismantle lorry
Tunnel expert Dismantle tunnel
Traffic expert Dismantle both
Increasing knowledge which enables events and phenomena.
1. Action Research project – Both process and results – can be immediate and direct benefit to a community.
2. Involve the community in the entire project, from the formulation of problem and the interpretation of the finding to planning corrective action based upon them reality of community
3. Action Research sees data collection, analysis and reflection as part of a cycle, of which action is key element.
4. Combine community participation in decision making with method of social investigation
5.Liberation of human creative potential and mobilization of human resources for the solution of social problems
6. Research for more accurate and consistent explanation for social and political realities.
some government officials is not necessity reality
at an early stage.
An alternative way of conceiving and executing research.
Generalist and project staff
The choice of methods and techniques
The out comes of Action Research.
Study as you are implementing
Concurrent – be part of action
Produces new behaviour which helps in project growth.
Rarely gives policy understanding externalities etc.
The relations between participants and researchers-role definition affect the outcomes.
New behaviour may block possibilities-if researcher does not facilitate alternatives.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
How research of this nature initiated?
TRANSFERING POWER TO LANDLESS LABOUR OR THE POOR
Linking research and action with the poorest classes.
To produce search for alternative approaches with participation of the poor in an analysis of their own reality
whose ideas will never be read in the journals
or discussed in conferences.
Or Economic Planning Ministries where
Government Policies are being set.