Action research in pharmacy practice

Lotte Stig Nørgaard*, Anna Bryndís Blöndal

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Action research (AR) is based on a collaborative problem-solving relationship between the researcher and client. The chapter describes how data collection methods are used in AR. Concepts related to AR are mentioned, including the multifaceted role of the researcher. Strengths, weaknesses, and data quality in AR studies are described, along with the four AR steps and their related key features. The chapter then describes experience-based recommendations for how to run an AR study and concludes with suggestions for how to move forward with AR. Last, three concrete AR studies carried out in three different countries are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacy Practice Research Methods
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789811529931
ISBN (Print)9789811529924
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020.

Other keywords

  • Action research
  • Data quality
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Methodology key features
  • Methods
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Recommendations
  • Researcher role
  • South Africa
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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