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Type: Journal article
Title: Action research in radiography: what it is and how it can be conducted
Author: Munn, Z.
Pearson, A.
Jordan, Z.
Murphy, F.
Pilkington, D.
Citation: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 2013; 60(2):47-52
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 2051-3909
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Zachary Munn, Alan Pearson, Zoe Jordan, Frederick Murphy, Diana Pilkington
Abstract: Action research is a form of research that investigates and describes a social or work situation with the aim of achieving a change which results in improvement. This article emphasizes the potential for action research to be a useful research method in radiography. A search was conducted to determine the extent to which action research has been utilized in radiography. Although action research has been used in a number of health-care settings, there are no published examples of action research being utilized in a clinical medical imaging department. Action research is discussed in detail, along with an example guide for an action research study. Action research has been identified as a useful way to affect change, to involve radiographers in the research process, and to introduce evidence-based practice to radiography.
Keywords: Action research; qualitative research; quality improvement
Description: Commentary
Rights: © 2013 The Authors. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd on behalf of Australian Institute of Radiography and New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
RMID: 0020138039
DOI: 10.1002/jmrs.8
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