Engaging People in Communities (EPIC)
Facilitates Community Based Research and Knowledge Exchange

Action Research

Workshop- Doing Action Research

Professor Jean Mc Niff, Independent researcher

Date: Tuesday, 26th February
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: Room SC200A, The Concourse, NUI Galway

Event details:

This is a full-day workshop and will address issues regarding the principles and practices of action research, and how it differs from other approaches to research. The workshop will examine aspects of the research process such as developing research questions, collecting data and generating evidence, as well as the key issue of how to make judgements about the quality of action and research, and how to test the validity of knowledge claims. It will also consider how to write up your action research and make it public for wider use. The workshop will be interactive throughout, so be prepared to participate and have some fun.

Professor Jean McNiff is an independent researcher who works in a great variety of settings, including the community and voluntary sector, schools, colleges and universities. She holds a part-time position as Professor of Educational Research at York St. John University in the UK and Visiting Professorships at the University of Tromso, Norway, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, and Beijing Normal University and Ningxia Teachers' University, People's Republic of China. In describing her work, Professor McNiff says: "the main thing I try to do is share workable ideas in a way that enables people to say to themselves: I can do this too".

To book a place at this workshop please contact Mary Bernard on or before Friday 22nd February.