Reflections on a multi-sector action research collaboration: the researchers' perspectives

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Cuthill, Michael, Warburton, Jeni, Everingham, Jo-Anne, Petriwskyj, Andrea and Bartlett, Helen. 2011. "Reflections on a multi-sector action research collaboration: the researchers' perspectives ." Action Learning and Action Research Journal. 17 (1), pp. 92-118.
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Reflections on a multi-sector action research collaboration: the researchers' perspectives

ERA Journal ID36116
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsCuthill, Michael (Author), Warburton, Jeni (Author), Everingham, Jo-Anne (Author), Petriwskyj, Andrea (Author) and Bartlett, Helen (Author)
Journal TitleAction Learning and Action Research Journal
Journal Citation17 (1), pp. 92-118
Number of Pages27
Year2011
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN1326-964X
Abstract

In an era of collaborative research, academics are increasingly encouraged and even expected to develop and conduct research in partnership with private, public and/or community sector stakeholders. However, while reflections on and within research are increasingly common, reflections on the management of a multi-sector research collaboration are less so. This paper presents results, from the researcher's perspective, of a reflective process which explored the successes or otherwise of research management within one such Action Research project. A conceptual model which identifies factors inherent to capacity to collaborate was used to guide data collection and inform data analysis. Overall, results from the reflective process confirm the challenges that arise when a diverse group of people from dissimilar organisations 'come together' aspiring to implement a successful multi-sector Action Research collaboration.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
350710. Organisational behaviour
500107. Professional ethics
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
La Trobe University
Monash University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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