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Researching organizational practice through action research: Case studies and design choices

Huxham, C. and Vangen, S. (2003) Researching organizational practice through action research: Case studies and design choices. Organizational Research Methods, 6 (3). pp. 383-403. ISSN 1094-4281

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Abstract

This article contributes to an understanding of action research as a phenomenological methodological paradigm for carrying out research into management and organizations. Two case studies of action research are presented. Three areas of choice - overtness, visibility, and riskiness - that emerge out of the cases and that are significant issues in designing action research projects are discussed. Highlighting and explicating these provides a basis for greater rigor and reflexivity in action research.