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Beyond assumptions: Shifting the limits of action research

Beyond assumptions: Shifting the limits of action research Max van Manen Beyond Assumptions: Shifting the Limits of Action Research Wha t are present limits and possibilities of action some common assumptions of action research my aim is not just to question them but also to refor- research? Can action research live up to its prom- ises?1 These are uneasy questions since it is equally mulate them into tentative alternative principles that difficult to acclaim and to criticize the features of may. be the basis of a more self-reflective human action research. Why? Because there is no singular science-oriented form of action research while re- approach or shared model underlying the many storing the pedagogical quality of our relation to children. The following five assumptions are first projects that parade under its banner. Action re- search as a general model lacks substance, which defined and then critiqued: is not to say that any particular model of action 1 . The democracy assumption. Commonly research is without substance. The point is that found in action research platforms, this is the view there is no agreed upon set of research techniques that the relation between researcher and practi- or procedures that many or most action research tioner should for moral http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Theory Into Practice Taylor & Francis

Beyond assumptions: Shifting the limits of action research

Theory Into Practice , Volume 29 (3): 6 – Jun 1, 1990

Beyond assumptions: Shifting the limits of action research

Theory Into Practice , Volume 29 (3): 6 – Jun 1, 1990

Abstract

Max van Manen Beyond Assumptions: Shifting the Limits of Action Research Wha t are present limits and possibilities of action some common assumptions of action research my aim is not just to question them but also to refor- research? Can action research live up to its prom- ises?1 These are uneasy questions since it is equally mulate them into tentative alternative principles that difficult to acclaim and to criticize the features of may. be the basis of a more self-reflective human action research. Why? Because there is no singular science-oriented form of action research while re- approach or shared model underlying the many storing the pedagogical quality of our relation to children. The following five assumptions are first projects that parade under its banner. Action re- search as a general model lacks substance, which defined and then critiqued: is not to say that any particular model of action 1 . The democracy assumption. Commonly research is without substance. The point is that found in action research platforms, this is the view there is no agreed upon set of research techniques that the relation between researcher and practi- or procedures that many or most action research tioner should for moral

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1543-0421
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0040-5841
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10.1080/00405849009543448
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Abstract

Max van Manen Beyond Assumptions: Shifting the Limits of Action Research Wha t are present limits and possibilities of action some common assumptions of action research my aim is not just to question them but also to refor- research? Can action research live up to its prom- ises?1 These are uneasy questions since it is equally mulate them into tentative alternative principles that difficult to acclaim and to criticize the features of may. be the basis of a more self-reflective human action research. Why? Because there is no singular science-oriented form of action research while re- approach or shared model underlying the many storing the pedagogical quality of our relation to children. The following five assumptions are first projects that parade under its banner. Action re- search as a general model lacks substance, which defined and then critiqued: is not to say that any particular model of action 1 . The democracy assumption. Commonly research is without substance. The point is that found in action research platforms, this is the view there is no agreed upon set of research techniques that the relation between researcher and practi- or procedures that many or most action research tioner should for moral

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Theory Into PracticeTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 1990

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