Practical Steps for the Utilization of Action Research in Your Organization: A Qualitative Approach for Non-Academic Research

Paul James Antonellis, Gwendolyn Berry

Abstract


Action research is different from traditional research. Action research is more practice based as it is implementing an intervention to improve a problem. Action research involves collaboration and communication between the researcher and the participants within the study. The purpose of this article is to explain the multi-step process for a non-academic researcher or novice researcher when employing qualitative action research in an organization that is looking to solve a complex issue. The article will explore the action research steps for conducting phone employment interviews within the organization and an example of the process to follow. The outlined steps can be adjusted to any organization looking to create sustainable improvements for any problem the organization is looking to change. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v7i2.10942

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