Action research in radiography : what it is and how it can be conducted

Munn, Z, Pearson, A, Jordan, Z, Murphy, FJ and Pilkington, D 2013, 'Action research in radiography : what it is and how it can be conducted' , Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 60 (2) , pp. 47-52.

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Abstract

Action research is a form of research that investigates and describes a social or work situation with the aim of achieving a change which results in improvement. This article emphasizes the potential for action research to be a useful research method in radiography. A search was conducted to determine the extent to which action research has been utilized in radiography. Although action research has been used in a number of health-care settings, there are no published examples of action research being utilized in a clinical medical imaging department. Action research is discussed in detail, along with an example guide for an action research study. Action research has been identified as a useful way to affect change, to involve radiographers in the research process, and to introduce evidence-based practice to radiography.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 2051-3895
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Depositing User: Unnamed user with email usir@salford.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 13:51
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 18:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33075

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