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Research that occurs when trialists design a field experiment, collect data which they provide to the study’s participants, both as feedback and as a way of planning and fine-tuning the next stage of the experiment or trial.
Women sitting on government boards (School Management Committee, Health Management Committee, Forestry Committee, Drinking Water Committee, Village Development Committee), political leaders and women's activists (women's network, mother groups, women's reproductive health rights committee) were invited and agreed to participate making up the Action Inquiry Group.
Exploratory meetings took place with the action inquiry group.
They describe mentoring and supervision, the personal and professional aspects of supervising others, the workplace as a learning environment, practice settings as a learning resource, identifying the learner's needs and documenting a learning plan, facilitating professional development, assessing progress, giving feedback and documenting progress, using action inquiry to reflect on personal and professional practice, and personal and professional development planning.
The chapters in this volume review prior research on best practices as well as evaluations of retention programs and persistence by students of color, then go on to propose and test new approaches to assessment, action research, action inquiry, and evaluation.
Identifying the potential benefits of action research for self-learning and the learning of others, McNiff and Whitehead offer education professionals advice on how to undertake an action inquiry, and to produce a quality report for publication and further dissemination.