Action research: a few details, a caution and something new

Authors

  • J Greenwood RN RM DipN RNT DipEd MEd PhD

    1. Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The Flinders University of South Australia, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
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Abstract

Action research aims to generate and test action theories and thereby to develop and potentially emancipate practitioners The precise nature of such action theories and what their generation and validation can potentially develop in practitioners are described The possible costs of emancipatory action for nurses and a novel and potentially powerful strategy to minimize such costs are discussed

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