This is why writing a clear report that does not bore or confuse your readers is essential.
It sounds paradoxical that while practitioners tend to have a great deal of knowledge at their disposal, often they do not communicate their insights to others. Tiffany Ip is a lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University.
This process usually starts with a question or an observation about a current problem.
After identifying the problem area and narrowing it down to make it more manageable for research, the development process continues as you devise an action plan to investigate your question.
Action research is any research into practice undertaken by those involved in that practice, with the primary goal of encouraging continued reflection and making improvement.
It can be done in any professional field, including medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, and education.
Action research, with its emphasis on the insider’s perspective and the practical significance of a current issue, may instead allow less representative sampling, looser procedures, and the presentation of raw data and statistically insignificant results.
The components put into an action research report largely coincide with the steps used in the action research process.
According to Johnson (2002), even though personal thoughts and observations are valued and recorded along the way, an action research report should not be written in a highly subjective manner.
A personal, reflective writing style does not necessarily mean that descriptions are unfair or dishonest, but statements with value judgments, highly charged language, and emotional buzzwords are best avoided.