Resource Links

Collaborative Action Research Network the UK based international network for action researchers.

Action Research in Education: Information, examples, and ideas for teachers on using drawings as a source of data

Action Research Resources at Southern Cross University (AUS)

Action Research Net

ALARA Action Learning, Action Research Association

ARNA Action Research of the Americas. Joe Shosh of Moravian College and Lonnie Rowell of the University of San Diego are the co-chairs of the organising committee of this exciting initiative in spreading the influence of action research throughout the Americas.

CHAIN – the Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network from the NHS.

Creative Research Methods – An AHRC-funded skills development project organised by researchers at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (Birmingham City University) and Communication and Media Research Institute (University of Westminster) supporting academic researchers using participatory creative research methods

Educating as Inquiry a Teacher Action Research Site

Education & Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University.

International Practice Development Journal UK-based international nursing journal publishing scholarly papers on Practice Development

NEARI – Network for Educational Action Research Ireland

NETWORKS an on-line Journal for Teacher Research

Pedagogy, Education, Praxis (PEP) A Swedish website for the pedagogy and praxis collaboration hosted by the University of Gothenburg.

Research for Real promotes learning from research by providing facilitation, advice and support for social research and evaluation using participatory and action research approaches.

Richard Winter Practitioner Action Research.

Stephen The website of Professor Stephen Kemmis.

TEAN – The Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) is a collaborative initiative, mutually beneficial to teacher education providers and associated organisations across the four countries of the UK

The Canadian Journal of Action Research an on-line Journal for Action Research, published by Nipissing University.

The Centre for Youth Impact – a UK Hub for evaluation resources for work with young people.

The National Centre for Research Methods – a collation of research methods and a bespoke section on creative methods.

The Secrets of the Doctorate: An introduction to messy method as a means of creating knowledge. A primer for researchers by Nigel Mellor.

The Social Publishers Foundation: A place where you can access knowledge produced by practitioner research in Education, Healthcare, Child and Youth Services, and Community-based Participatory Initiatives

The Social Research Association: The Social Research Association (SRA) is the voice for social research. We’re your professional membership body; led by social researchers, for social researchers. Promoting high quality standards of social research, we seek to represent, support, connect and inform our members and the wider social research community.

Action Research Plus: An American network that support the use and dissemination of action research and signpost resources.

SAS2 Participatory Action Research: Participatory methods and action research concepts for research, planning, monitoring and evaluation.  SAS2 Dialogue, based in Ottawa, Canada.

Teacher Activist Group Boston: This website has a range of critical pedagogy, activism and youth participatory action research resources.

The Cooking with Action Research Resource Books are excellent hands on guides to action research. They are available in PDF format.

The Centre for Social Justice and Community Action at Durham University offers training and a range of free resources to researchers. Please check them out here:

The International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research focusses on participatory research (which is often but not exclusively action research oriented). If you would like to access their resources and events, please look here:

The Brathay Trust (creative) Evaluation Toolkit was written by Kaz Stuart and Lucy Maynard to offer to accessible creative evaluation tools to practitioners. It is available here

Resources from practitioner and action researchers who are using creative methods in the generation of their living-educational-theories

iMargaret Riel’s action research tutorials at

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The Action Research Tutorials are a self-paced course on understanding and engaging in action research. By learning about action research on your own, you can save your valuable time with your professor, mentor or action research coach to discuss your specific action research plans.

Master educators’ units and dissertations using action research:

Living Theory doctorates at