The document also includes brief accounts of some of the methodologies that exist within action research.
An even briefer mention of the data collection methods which can be used is also included.
Embedded in the reference list are also some other works.
About half of the references are annotated to assist you in an intelligent choice of reading.
At the very least, intention or planning precedes action, and critique or review follows. I will later argue that this has considerable advantages.
It provides a mix of responsiveness and rigour, thus meeting both the action and research requirements.
You can modify it in whatever direction best suits your own circumstances.
Almost all writers appear to regard it as cyclic (or a spiral), either explicitly or implicitly.
In all of this, it is not my intention to argue against other research paradigms.
For some purposes quantitative, or reductionist, or hypothesis-testing approaches, alone or together, are much more appropriate.