Action research: its nature and validity

Checkland, P.B. and Holwell, Sue (2006). Action research: its nature and validity. In: Kock, Ned ed. Information Systems Action Research: An Applied View of Emerging Concepts and Methods. Springer's integrated series in information systems (13). New York, New York, USA: Springer-Verlag New York Inc., pp. 9–21.



About the book: Information Systems Action Research is organized into three parts: (1) The first part focuses on the methodological issues that arise when action research methods are conducted. (2) The second part provides examples of action research in practice. (3) The third part summarises the philosophical foundations of action research and its application as a methodology in Information Systems research and research programs.

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