‘Designing the plane while flying it’: concept co-construction in a collaborative action research project

Published on Oct 20, 2018in Educational Action Research
· DOI :10.1080/09650792.2018.1429286
Alex Schenkels1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Fontys University of Applied Sciences),
Gabriele Belschak-Jacobs13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Fontys University of Applied Sciences)
AbstractIn the field of collaborative action research (CAR), the quality of the collaborative partnerships between university researchers and practitioners has received much attention. Most accounts focus on three areas: the question how to organise and optimise the encounter of these ‘worlds’ of scientific and practical reasoning; the professional development and emancipation of practitioners; and the enhancement of the practical utility of a CAR-project. In this article, we look at CAR projects from a different angle and explore the question how theoretical concepts are co-constructed in CAR-projects, thereby acquiring both practical as well as scientific relevance. We have focused on the participatory process of conceptualization during a CAR project in primary education, in order to find out how a key concept in the considered project is co-constructed and operationalized in multidisciplinary communities of practices. Both the theoretical validity of the concept is evaluated as well as the validity of...
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Published on Aug 8, 2017in Educational Action Research
Gabriele Belschak-Jacobs13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Fontys University of Applied Sciences)
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Published on Dec 1, 2014in Global Health Action
Michelle Redman-MacLaren7
Estimated H-index: 7
(JCU: James Cook University),
Jane Mills22
Estimated H-index: 22
(JCU: James Cook University),
Rachael Tommbe6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Published on Apr 20, 2012in Nurse Researcher
Gerard Kenny1
Estimated H-index: 1
Aim This paper is intended to introduce Moustakas’s heuristic method to a wider nursing research audience. It is aimed at identifying the main principles that underpin this approach, and outlining the processes and structure that this form of inquiry might take. Background Heurism is a generic term that encapsulates a way of thinking and exploring that is shared by such diverse disciplines as computer programming, mathematics and philosophy. All these disciplines at some point require an underst...
Published on Jan 1, 2012
Thomas Ernest Boston-Kemple1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Jan 1, 2012
Carol Pavlish12
Estimated H-index: 12
Margaret Dexheimer Pharris5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Published on Dec 1, 2010in Action Research0.82
Gabriele Belschak-Jacobs13
Estimated H-index: 13
Participation has been of ongoing interest in the field of action research and the New Health Promotion movement, but it is not without tensions and problems. This article presents the challenge of containing the conflicting demands of personal empowerment, practical advancement and theory building in a community-based participatory action research project ‘Aspiring to Healthy Living in The Netherlands’. A Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodology was chosen because of its contribution to ...
Published on Nov 1, 2010in The Qualitative Report
Ivana Djuraskovic2
Estimated H-index: 2
(U of C: University of Calgary),
Nancy Arthur22
Estimated H-index: 22
(NSU: Nova Southeastern University)
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Published on Jun 1, 2010in Educational Action Research
Mascha Enthoven1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UU: Utrecht University),
de Prof.Dr. Elly Bruijn2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UU: Utrecht University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2010in Pedagogische Studien0.14
Dam ten G23
Estimated H-index: 23
Femke Geijsel17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 1 AuthorsG. Ledoux8
Estimated H-index: 8
In dit artikel wordt de ontwikkeling van een meetinstrument voor burgerschapscompetenties van jongeren in de leeftijd van elf tot zestien jaar beschreven. Burgerschapscompetenties zijn gedefinieerd als het vermogen tot adequaat handelen in sociale situaties die zich voordoen in het dagelijkse leven. Uit de literatuur zijn vier sociale taken afgeleid die exemplarisch zijn voor de burgerschapspraktijken van jongeren: democratisch handelen, maatschappelijk verantwoord handelen, omgaan met conflicte...
Published on Jun 1, 2008in Educational Action Research
Elise Ramstad1
Estimated H-index: 1
(TKK: Helsinki University of Technology)
The paper proposes a framework for collaborative knowledge production in order to enhance the amount and quality of knowledge in the field of organizational development (OD). We distinguish three types of actors that offer development services for work organizations: academic RD expertise and social contacts; production of services; education and regional development; and customer outcomes.
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Published on Oct 2, 2018in Quest
John Lyle3
Estimated H-index: 3
(LBU: Leeds Beckett University)
ABSTRACTThe utility and applicability of research in sport coaching is widely reported to be problematic. This article offers a critical commentary on the factors impacting the potential transferability of research findings into coaches’ practice and into coach education, arguing that a more nuanced appreciation of these factors is necessary. The issue is conceptualized as one of knowledge transfer, and the article examines the roles of the researcher and the practitioner in facilitating researc...
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