action-research

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of action-research was in 1945

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“Action-research.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/action-research. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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