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Action research is an empirical method of inquiry in which individuals taking action use research, data analysis, and critical reflection to improve the effectiveness of their practices, methods, and tools. Action research has been applied in many fields including education, public health, social sciences, and community development.

The German-American psychologist Kurt Lewin is generally credited with coining the term "action research".[1]

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  1. Smith, M. K. (1996; 2001, 2007, 2017) What is action research and how do we do it?’, The encyclopedia of pedagogy and informal education. Retrieved: January 23rd, 2021.