Technical Action Research

Crane, Philip R. (2014) Technical Action Research. In Coghlan, David & Brydon-Miller, Mary (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research. SAGE, London, pp. 770-772.

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This entry into the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research outlines the history, purpose and orientation of what has been termed 'technical action research'. The primary purpose of technical action research (commonly referred to as TAR) is improving the outcomes of a practice or intervention, with the focus of the inquiry process typically determined by parties external to those directly involved in the practice.

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ID Code: 76524
Item Type: Reference Entry
Keywords: Action research, Technical action research
ISBN: 9781849200271
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2014 22:53
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 22:53

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