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Action research paradigm in the field of training and development

Mesut Akdere (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 November 2003

Abstract

Action research (AR) has been used in many social science fields as a practical problem‐solving method. What makes this paradigm unique and viable is that it allows research and practice to co‐exist and co‐work simultaneously in achieving organizational goals. The implementation of the AR paradigm in the field of training and development (T&D) is not common; thus, this paper provides methods and tools to utilize AR in T&D efforts and practice. In this paper, AR and T&D are overviewed, and the possible implications of AR for T&D, using the taxonomy of performance, are examined as an avenue for analysis.

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Akdere, M. (2003), "Action research paradigm in the field of training and development", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 27 No. 8, pp. 413-422. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590310498559

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