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    What are the differences between action research and other forms of research? When would it be appropriate to use action research? Give specific examples when it would be appropriate to use action research.

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    Action research (AR) is basically learning by experience. We do AR all the time, sometimes without even realizing it. Here is a comparison between AR and other forms of research:

    - Stucture: Plan - Action - Observe/Evaluate - Reflect
    This cyclic process is repeated over and over in AR; may give explanations as to HOW something can be done better
    - More practical in nature
    - Gives researcher a part in changing current findings
    - Done with the intent of shaping and changing future practices

    Other forms of Research:
    - Involves a ...

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