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dc.contributor.authorHope KW, Waterman HA.
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dc.date.created2016-02-13 22:14
dc.date.issued2003-10
dc.identifieroai:escholar.manchester.ac.uk:uk-ac-man-scw-1d24339
dc.identifierhttp://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:1d24339
dc.identifier0309-2402
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02777.x
dc.identifier14521679
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/3759506
dc.description.abstractBackground:Action research has been promoted as a suitable methodology for nursing, but is located in a discourse that challenges its claims of validity. This discourse, influenced by postivism, is similar to that which qualitative researchers have faced.Aim:This article contributes to theorectical discussion of the validity of action research.Findings:Because of similarities, the emergent debates around reconceptualisation of validity in qualitative research are outlined, prior to a consideration of the relative arguments in relation to action research. Three avenues of thought are discerned: that no criteria are required; that parallels with other schools are appropriate; and that new concepts specific to one school of thought should be developed.Conclusions:Becasue of its ethical and action-oriented principles, action research offers the potential to address validity issues that remain problematic to 'pure' qualitative researchers, and it can be claimed that its pragmatic approach is validity-enhancing. We argue for the rejection of naive rule-based formulae and for recognition of the impact of contextual and pragmatic concerns, so that the potential for the added value of action research might be realised.
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dc.publisherBlackwell
dc.relation.ispartofhttp://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:1d24339
dc.sourceJournal of Advanced Nursing. 2003; 44(2):120-127.
dc.titlePraiseworthy pragmatism? Validity and action research.
dc.typeOriginal work
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