Action Research Methodology and Application
The central competency taught by the course is the ability to transform a dissertation theory into practice to create an original model via the dissertation project. Relevant skills enhanced by the course are project management, writing of dissertation proposals, formation of research and study teams, formation of performance objectives, customer requirements matrix, force field analysis, and understanding of the role research. Model points are elaborated upon in required, future DBA courses.
This course defines action research as it is understood in academic inquiry and at AMU. Students are provided an institution-wide action research definition and an AMU original, proprietary checklist which both students and Faculty use to evaluate student learning at the end of the program. Through the use of AMU case-studies, the course builds skills in determining which categories of projects lend themselves to action research.
This course is delivered in on-line modules complemented by off-line review and assistance. On-site, in person meetings are offered when possible.
Deliver doctoral level knowledge of principles and and best practices of action research.
- Teach how the elements of the define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) quality system assist effective action research
- Explain and demonstrate the skilled calculation of return on investment (ROI) from action research
- Discuss systematic applications of action research to improve processes