Chapter 11. Action Research as a Mixed Methods Design: a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care

  1. Sharon Andrew RN RM DipAppSc(NursEd), BAppSc, MSc(Hons), PhD, FRCNA Senior Lecturer Head and
  2. Elizabeth J. Halcomb RN BN(Hons), GradCert IntCareNurs, PhD, MRCNA Senior Lecturer
  1. Jane Phillips RN PhD Programme Manager1 and
  2. Patricia M. Davidson RN PhD Professor2

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316490.ch11

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

How to Cite

Phillips, J. and Davidson, P. M. (2009) Action Research as a Mixed Methods Design: a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care, in Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences (eds S. Andrew and E. J. Halcomb), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316490.ch11

Editor Information

  1. School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Quality and Professional Development Cancer, Australia, Lyneham ACT, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology, Sydney Campus, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167772

Online ISBN: 9781444316490

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Keywords:

  • Residential–Palliative Approach Competency (R-PAC) Project;
  • reconciling mixed methods research in action research paradigm;
  • action research - critical social science and critical social theory;
  • action research and health care;
  • action research flexibility in natural health and education settings;
  • action research - defining problem, initiating and evaluating change;
  • R-PAC Project's - eight action research phases;
  • R-PAC Project's action research process;
  • action research as framework for R-PAC Project;
  • integrating mixed methods into R-PAC Project's action research framework

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Residential-Palliative Approach Competency (R-PAC) Project

  • Reconciling mixed methods research in an action research paradigm

  • Historical background of action research

  • Relevance of action research to health care

  • Design of the R-PAC Project

  • Preliminary investigations

  • Methodological considerations

  • Theoretical perspective

  • Challenges for the novice researcher

  • Conclusion

  • Key points

  • References