Presentation on theme: "Turning Ideas into Action. What is Action Research? Action Research is: research on action with the goal of making the action more effective a systematic."— Presentation transcript:
What is Action Research? Action Research is: research on action with the goal of making the action more effective a systematic research on the relative effectiveness of various action techniques research with a purpose, to guide current and future action
Principles Problem driven Outcome focused Action oriented Data based Collaborative Tested in practise Usable in everyday life
Act StudyDo Plan What are we trying to achieve? How will we know that a change is an improvement? What changes can we make that result in improvement? MODEL FOR IMPROVEMENT Preparation Phase Inquiry Phase
The Model for Improvement Act StudyDo Plan Set objective Ask questions/make predictions Plan to answer the questions (who, where, when) Collect data to answer questions Carry out the plan Collect the data Begin analysis of the data Complete the analysis of the data Compare data to predictions Summarise what was learned What changes are to be made to the next cycle? Can the change be implemented?
Thinking about Measurement You have loads of data! Seek usefulness, not perfection Link measures to objectives Specify each measure precisely Link with other initiatives already going on Involve all stakeholders Integrate measurement into daily routine
Achieving power ful Outcomes P Stated in the POSITIVE O Within your OWN power or power to influence W Descriptive - WHAT you will see/hear/feel E ECOLOGICAL - in the best interests of the system R Clear ROUTE & RESOURCES
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Goethe