Methodology in action: exploring action research for Masters studies in information science

  • Nicoline Wessels


This article focuses on action research as a research design approach for Masters studies in information science and the various research methods that support and assist the research process. In this case, action research acts as a framework to guide the research and allows integration between theory, research and practice. It allows research that is simultaneously explorative, investigative, participative and contextual. A defining characteristic of this type of research is the opportunities it provides researchers to reflect continuously and systematically on their practice. The research is embedded in a longitudinal Literacy Project in two disadvantaged primary schools with specific reference to setting up and supporting school libraries.

Innovation No. 42, June 2011

Author Biography

Nicoline Wessels
Department of Information Science, University of South Africa

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eISSN: 1025-8892