The actionable researcher: Cultivating a process-oriented methodology for studying administrative practice

June 24, 2015

This article is a first attempt to conceptualize a process-oriented methodology for studying administrative practice. This methodology draws on approaches such as action research and policy mediation. But, first and foremost, the methodology calls for an actionable researcher who is responsive to the inherent resistances and affordances of the process of coproducing knowledge with policy actors, enabling the researcher to act in response to the needs of problematic situations at hand.

Bartels, K.P.R. (2012). The actionable researcher: Cultivating a process-oriented methodology for studying administrative practice. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 34(3), 433-455. Full Text.

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