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Using action research to implement, investigate and evaluate interventions in applied health research

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Publication date31/07/2020
Host publicationThe Handbook of Theory and Methods in Applied Health Research
EditorsCatherine Walshe, Sarah Brearley
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781785363214
ISBN (Print)9781785363207
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter examines the historical development of action research, and presents the process, guiding principles and approaches to action research. The benefits and limitations of the approach are discussed, and its use in applied health research explored. These are showcased using two short case studies.