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Action Research in Health Sciences Interprofessional Education

By Margo Paterson, Christine Chapman, Jennifer M Medves, Cori Schroder, Sarita Verma, Teresa Broers and Anne O'Riordan


This paper uses six characteristics of action research outlined by Street (2003) to organize the description of an interprofessional education (ipe) project at a Canadian university. A brief background about the project is provided with a focus on the philosophy and methodology. Key findings are presented with a discussion of the relevance of this new knowledge and recommendations for future research. This description of the research process allows the reader to reflect on and evaluate the use of action research in and success of this project. In addition, this paper seeks to initiate dialogue about action research in general to facilitate the development of specific standards for this approach to research to enhance its credibility

Year: 2009
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