Definition of action-research

: the use of techniques of social and psychological research to identify social problems in a group or community coupled with active participation of the investigators in group efforts to solve these problems

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First Known Use of action-research

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Action-research.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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