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Weaknesses of Action Research
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Member
Despite the many advantages that Action Research (AR) might have, Brydon-Miller et al. (2003) mention that one of the weaknesses of Action Research is: its localism. AR often takes place on the local scale and it cannot be extended to a broader context. Because AR is done on a “case-by-case” basis, action researches often have problems with intervening in large-scale social change attempts. Problems as environmental degradation, political conflicts and increasing inequality are difficult to address in AR. I wonder are there any additonal known weaknesses of AR? Brydon-Miller, M., Greenwood, D. And P. Maguire (2003) “Why Action Research” Action Research Vol. 1 pp 9-28 (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Disadvantages of Action Research
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
  Thanks for sharing this, indeed AR lends itself to smaller-scale issues, such as single case studies
or reflective studies.
Sometimes you also can see 2 other weaknesses of AR being mentioned: methodologically it might be difficult and it is said to be time-consuming.
Of course each method has its disadvantages or perhaps its better to speak of limitations.

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