Description: The course will be directed at PhD students engaging in close collaboration with the organisations (private companies or public agencies). The course will cover:
• Action research: Why? What?
• Organising AR projects and enacting the action-learning cycles
• Managing AR projects
• Data collection and documentation
• Data analysis
• Genres of writing up AR studies
• Identifying and presenting contributions from AR
• The utilisation of framework for action and empirical research
• Linkages with engaged scholarship, case study research, and design science research
• The insider role
This course is particularly relevant for industrial PhD studies.
Format: Action learning where the participants in small groups work on designing an action research study.
Prerequisites: The course is specifically addressing PhD students in the application of IT, information systems, and related subjects. PhD students working in other subjects are welcome, but should know that all the example material is drawn from IT studies.
Learning objectives: Know how to organise, conduct, and report from action research.

Organizer: Peter Axel Nielsen, professor,

Lecturers: Peter Axel Nielsen, professor, Aalborg University


Time: 11-12 November, 2014

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats:

Deadline: 21 October, 2014