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In the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research, Adam and Joe do a deep dive into the lives, experiences, philosophies, and - of course - investigations of the most well respected action researchers in the field. Hear about their greatest successes and failures, and learn about what makes Action Research unique. If you are passionate about social change, engage in research, or are a budding scholar then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Intended mostly for those interested in research and social change, The Action Research Podcast aims to offer unique and valuable insights for the field through accessible and engaging conversations about the “what” “why” and “how” of Action Research.

The Action Research Team:
Adam Stieglitz, Co-host
Joe Levitan, Co-host
Shikha Diwakar, Production Manager
Vanessa Gold, Sound technician and voice-over specialist

The Action Research Podcast Adam Stieglitz

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

In the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research, Adam and Joe do a deep dive into the lives, experiences, philosophies, and - of course - investigations of the most well respected action researchers in the field. Hear about their greatest successes and failures, and learn about what makes Action Research unique. If you are passionate about social change, engage in research, or are a budding scholar then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Intended mostly for those interested in research and social change, The Action Research Podcast aims to offer unique and valuable insights for the field through accessible and engaging conversations about the “what” “why” and “how” of Action Research.

The Action Research Team:
Adam Stieglitz, Co-host
Joe Levitan, Co-host
Shikha Diwakar, Production Manager
Vanessa Gold, Sound technician and voice-over specialist

    Ethical Relationship building in Action Research with Joe Levitan (Part 1)

    Ethical Relationship building in Action Research with Joe Levitan (Part 1)

    Welcome to our last episode of season two where the host becomes the guest!
    For this season finale, we put Joe on the hot seat to discuss his amazing article published in 2019 on Ethical Relationship Building in Action Research. Vanessa, Shikha, and Cory, the production team of the podcast (and Joe’s supervisees), take this opportunity to ask Joe some hard-hitting questions. The discussion opens with the lightning round (2:14): What is ethical relationship building? Why is ethical relationship building in action research important? What’s the number one thing researchers can do to support ethical relationship building in their work? What’s theoretical orthodoxy? Why is interrogating theoretical orthodoxy important in Action Research?
    Later in the episode, we start to dig deeper into Joe’s responses to the lightning round questions. We ask: what are the major turns in the relationship building in the AR process? (5:22), how might Action Researchers build an ethical relationship with the diversity within a community? (15:10) how might an Action Researcher create a meaningful space for communicating difficult emotions? (20:29)? Tune in to listen more!
    Then, stay tuned for Season 3 of the Action Research Podcast coming out in September 2022! You will hear more about building ethical relationships in action research (Part 2 of this series), and hear more voices from the field!

    References
    Levitan, J. (2019). Ethical Relationship Building in Action Research: Getting Out of Western Norms to Foster Equitable Collaboration. The Canadian Journal of Action Research. 21 (1), 11-29.
    Levitan, J., and Johnson, K. M. (2020). Salir adelante: Collaboratively developing culturally grounded curriculum with marginalized communities. American Journal of Education, 126(2), 195-230.
    Levitan, J. (2018). The danger of a single theory: Understanding students’ voices and social justice in the Peruvian Andes. Teachers College Record, 120(2), 1-36.
    **If you have your own questions about Action Research or want to share any feedback, contact us on Twitter@The_ARpod or write to us at ActionResearchPod@gmail.com.**

    • 29 min
    Action Research with Ernie Stringer

    Action Research with Ernie Stringer

    This episode brings you stories of action research from one of the most renowned authors in the field, Ernest T Stringer. He is the author of Action Research (Sage, 2007), Action Research in Education (Pearson, 2008), Action Research in Health (with Bill Genat; Pearson, 2004), and Action Research in Human Services (with Rosalie Dwyer; Pearson, 2005). Starting his career as a primary teacher and school principal, Ernie was a lecturer in education at the Curtin University of Technology in Australia. From the mid-1980s, based at Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies, he worked collaboratively with Aboriginal staff and community people to develop a wide variety of innovative and highly successful education and community development programs and services.
    This episode consists of a rich discussion around the story of Ernie Stringer and how he got involved with action research (3:33), as well as two of his more recent projects: the Breakfast Club, and the center for Aboriginal studies at Curtin University (13:02). The group then moves on to and the road ahead for action research (38:28). Later in the lightning round segment, Joe and Adam raised our all-time favorite questions around the what, how, and why of the action research (43:30). Tune in to listen to the full episode!

    References
    Stringer, E. T., and Aragón, A. O. (2020). Action research. Sage publications. 5th
    ed.
    Stringer, E. T. (2014). Action research (4th edition). SAGE.
    Stringer, E. T. (2007). Action research (3rd edition). Sage Publications.
    Stringer, E. T. (2008). Action research in education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.


    **If you have your own questions about Action Research or want to share any feedback, contact us on Twitter@The_ARpod or write to us at ActionResearchPod@gmail.com.**

    • 46 min
    Teaching Inquiry and Action Research with Dr. Meghan McGlinn Manfra

    Teaching Inquiry and Action Research with Dr. Meghan McGlinn Manfra

    In this episode, our team welcomes Dr. Meghan McGlinn Manfra (Ph.D.). She is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Action Research for Classroom, Schools, and Communities (Sage) and editor of the Handbook of Social Studies Research (Wiley Press).
    Joe and Adam open up the conversation with a lightning round (2:54) aiming to ask-what is action research? What does action research look like in education? What has been the greatest challenge for you using AR in your research? Why is it important for teacher professional development? Based on Meghan’s response to some of the lightning round questions, Adam and Joe continue the conversation with Dr. Manfra to understand the process of integrating with the teacher community (8:48), building relationships and developing socially just power dynamics with teachers (10:21), and incorporating student voices in action research (17:39)? Tune in to listen more!
    References
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jj6dJKGLnaukNrfBwCKsolW3EhAzV4w6/view (Manfra, M.M. (2021). Action research for classrooms, schools, and communities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Reviewed in Teacher’s College Record here {https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jj6dJKGLnaukNrfBwCKsolW3EhAzV4w6/view})
    Manfra, M. M. (2019). Action Research and Systematic, Intentional Change in Teaching Practice. Review of Research in Education, 43(1), 163–196. https://doi.org/https://doi-org.proxy3.library.mcgill.ca/10.3102/0091732X18821132 (10.3102/0091732X18821132)

    **If you have your own questions about Action Research or want to share any feedback, contact us on Twitter@The_ARpod or write to us at ActionResearchPod@gmail.com.**
    CHECK THIS OUT- https://www.tcpress.com/student-voice-research-9780807767122 (https://www.tcpress.com/student-voice-research-9780807767122)
    Are you looking for an insightful resource to understand how to emphasize youth voice, specific conceptual tools to reflect on research bias, power dynamics, and relationship building in the meaning-making process? Marc Brasof and Joseph Levitan have developed a comprehensive must-have volume for anyone doing research about and with youth.

    • 30 min
    Voices from the field- Café Orígenes (Part-2)

    Voices from the field- Café Orígenes (Part-2)

    If you haven’t listened to episode one of the series, find the link below!
    We are excited to bring the second episode of this mini-series that brings you “behind the scenes” of action research projects to demonstrate what action research looks like, in action. In this episode, Joe interviews Adam to get a general idea about what, when, why, and how of Adam’s project Café Orígenes in Calca Peru. Later, they dive into some meta-analysis of the project to understand the model of Café Orígenes from an action research perspective. Tune-in to learn more!

    Links for relevant episodes
    Episode 1 of the series: https://the-action-research-pod.captivate.fm/episode/introducing-a-new-segment-voices-from-the-field-cafe-origenes (https://the-action-research-pod.captivate.fm/episode/introducing-a-new-segment-voices-from-the-field-cafe-origenes)
    Episode 1-https://player.captivate.fm/episode/a3d61857-58c5-4bb8-bbcb-123361922b54 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/a3d61857-58c5-4bb8-bbcb-123361922b54)
    Episode 2- https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c235a206-9a43-4191-b3f0-c7b72bc73c07 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c235a206-9a43-4191-b3f0-c7b72bc73c07)
    Episode 3- https://player.captivate.fm/episode/1f8a6e3f-6e36-495a-ad7b-924c0f0804e0 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/1f8a6e3f-6e36-495a-ad7b-924c0f0804e0)
    Music retrieved from pixabay: "Inspiring Epic Dubstep" and "Documentary" by Coma-Media https://pixabay.com/users/coma-media-24399569/ (https://pixabay.com/users/coma-media-24399569/)
    **If you have your own questions about Action Research or want to share any feedback, contact us on Twitter@The_ARpod or write to us at ActionResearchPod@gmail.com.**

    • 16 min
    Action Research and Transformation with Dr, Davin Carr-Chellman

    Action Research and Transformation with Dr, Davin Carr-Chellman

    In this episode, our AR Pod team is excited to host Dr. Davin Carr-Chellman, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Dayton, as well as a third-generation watchmaker, a philosopher, and carpenter. This episode covers a range of topics that we reflect on in our daily lives as action researchers. For example, how do we build good relationships? How do we navigate our transformation from an outsider to an insider during an action research project? In navigating our role as a researcher/community participant, how do we reflect on our positionality in order to foster transformation? These topics are hard and time-consuming processes. In this episode, Adam, Davin and Joe reflect on some of these profound topics such as the researchers’ positionality (5:10), the role of trust within AR (5:23), transformation (of insider and outsider) (5:54), the idea of empowerment in AR (6:37), ecologies and systems of relationships in AR (19:54), and relationship building (26:26). To learn more, tune in!
    References
    Delgado-Gaitan, C. (1993). Researching Change and Changing the Researcher. Harvard Educational Review, 63(4), 389–412. https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.63.4.b336053463h71081
    Davin's work:
    Wargo, E., Budge, K., Carr-Chellman D., and Canfield-Davis, K. (2021). Leadership for rural school district improvement: The case of one statewide research practice partnership. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 37(1). https://doi.org/10.26209/jrre3701
    Levitan, J. and Carr-Chellman, D.J. (2018). Learning, selfhood, and pragmatic identity theory: Towards a practical and comprehensive framework of identity development in education. Journal of educational thought, 51(2).
    Levitan, J., Carr-Chellman, D., and Carr-Chellman, A. (2017). Accidental ethnography: A method for practitioner-based education research. Action Research, 1476750317709078.
    Carr-Chellman, D.J. and Kroth, M. (2017). The Spiritual disciplines as practices of transformation. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology. V.8, Issue 1
    Carr-Chellman, D.J. (2016). Freirean principles for e-learning. eLearn Magazine. vol. 2016, Issue 12. Doi: 10.1145/3022733.3026475
    **If you have your own questions about Action Research or want to share any feedback, contact us on Twitter@The_ARpod or write to us at ActionResearchPod@gmail.com.**

    • 32 min
    Introducing a New Segment: Voices from the field- Café Orígenes

    Introducing a New Segment: Voices from the field- Café Orígenes

    We are excited to introduce you all, our listeners, to a new segment in the Action Research Podcast: Voices from the Field! In this segment we bring you “behind the scenes” of action research projects to demonstrate what action research looks like, in action. The aim of this series is to bring voices from the field to rethink the existence of knowledge in academia.
    In this trailer episode, Adam and Joe discuss the first of our Voices from the Field Projects. Co-led by our very own Adam Stieglitz, Café Orígenes in Calca Peru is an economic justice action research project with the goal of collaborating with farmers in the Andean highlands to earn a better income for their products. Adam and Joe introduce the first voice from the field, Aaron Ebner, who is the executive director and a co-founder of Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, a social change organization. Tune in to learn more!
    Links for relevant episodes
    Episode 1-https://player.captivate.fm/episode/a3d61857-58c5-4bb8-bbcb-123361922b54 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/a3d61857-58c5-4bb8-bbcb-123361922b54)
    Episode 2- https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c235a206-9a43-4191-b3f0-c7b72bc73c07 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c235a206-9a43-4191-b3f0-c7b72bc73c07)
    Episode 3- https://player.captivate.fm/episode/1f8a6e3f-6e36-495a-ad7b-924c0f0804e0 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/1f8a6e3f-6e36-495a-ad7b-924c0f0804e0)
    Open-source music retrieved from pixabay:
    "Inspiring Epic Dubstep" and "Documentary" by Coma-Media https://pixabay.com/users/coma-media-24399569/ (https://pixabay.com/users/coma-media-24399569/)


    **If you have your own questions about Action Research or want to share any feedback, contact us on Twitter@The_ARpod or write to us at ActionResearchPod@gmail.com.**

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Alan13245 ,

Outstanding

I am an action researcher in the Midwest United States. I stumbled on this podcast and found it to be outstanding. The topics regarding the field are in great depth and the guest insights (experts) are really compelling. Recommended for other action researchers wanting to gain more knowledge about the field.

actionresearcher ,

Interesting and informative

Interesting podcast about action research!

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