While it may seem an unusual suggestion, action research has proven its worthiness to the extent that I can encourage women who would not otherwise consider themselves researchers to take up its process and apply it to their lives. This third article is about encouraging women to use the three steps of action research: discovery, measurable action, reflection to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their decisions.
This is the second in a three-part series of articles on using personal action research to help you make changes in your lives so that you will be more successful. Action research? What is that? While it sounds technical it is a simple process made of three steps: discovery (which was covered in the first article), measurable action and reflection.
If I were to say to the average person on the street, or maybe my neighbor, "I really recommend that you use action research to help you with that problem" they would look at me as though I were crazed. First off, what is action research? It sounds very technical. And second, it's outside of the realm of normal experience to consider research as an everyday task.
Just Another New Idea? Using action research to incorporate change in your life with less stress – Part 1 – Discovery
I love new ideas! As a perpetual learner I am fascinated to first understand a new concept and then work out all the ways it can be put into action. Thus, years back when the concept of “paradigm shift” came into our vernacular I was smitten with the idea that what is seen as a “normal” type of behavior could change so completely as to signal a new evolutionary stage.
Just Another New Idea? Using action research to incorporate change in your life with less stress – Part 2 – Action and Reflection
This article is the second of two articles giving quick hints, using the process of action research to help you design the successful integration of “new paradigms” of thought into what you consider normal. The goal is to help you see change less as trauma and more as an adventure. Action research can help you incorporate change in your life with less stress.