Action research is a research design that engages and guides practitioners and researchers in co-creation of practical solutions as well as knowledge for the research community. Originally intended as a method without prescriptive motivations that encourages creation of participative communities of inquiry and co-generated solutions linking practice and ideas for the greater good. In organizational development an action research approach is commonly used to address key problems and to create a democratic sharing of voice to achieve deeper understanding of collective actions in order to improve organizational practices

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Introduction to “Handbook of action research – participative inquiry and practice”, edited by Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury