Going to extremes: action research, grounded practice and the theory-practice gap in nursing.

@article{Rolfe1996GoingTE,
  title={Going to extremes: action research, grounded practice and the theory-practice gap in nursing.},
  author={Gary Rolfe},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1315-20}
}
  • Gary Rolfe
  • Published 1996 in Journal of advanced nursing
Action research is growing in popularity with nurse researchers, where it is often seen as a way of bridging the theory-practice gap. However, there is little agreement on exactly what is meant by the term, and most nurse researchers stop short of exploring the full potential of this methodology. This paper argues that, if taken to its logical conclusion, action research methodology goes beyond the confines of the scientific paradigm and is able to bring about improvements in practice directly… CONTINUE READING

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