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Re-imagining "Action Research" as a tool for Social Innovation and Public Entrepreneurship

Stefaan G. Verhulst : 2020

To tackle today’s challenges, we need not only new solutions but new ways of arriving at solutions. In particular, we need fresh research methodologies that can provide actionable insights on 21st century conditions. This essay explains the potential of action research for social innovation using updated practice and theory. It argues that in order for action research to remain relevant and effective, researchers need to engage different communities and stakeholders in fostering a more inclusive process of research design and review of findings.

Source: GOVLAB

Link: http://thegovlab.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Re-imagining-Action-Research-as-a-Tool-for-Social-Innovation-and-Public-Entrepreneurship-1.pdf

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