This article provides a warm sense of what action research is about as the editorial team of the journal, Action Research, reflect on what is important for them.
Wicks, P.G., Reason, P. and Bradbury, H. (2008). ‘Living inquiry: Personal, political and philosophical groundings in action research practice’ in P. Reason and H. Bradbury, (eds.) . The SAGE Handbook of Action Research. 2nd ed. London: SAGE, pp. 15-30.
This too provides a warm sense of what action research is about as the editorial team of the Handbook of Action Research, (2nd ed.) provide an overview of the approach.
In The Encyclopedia of Action Research, the editors’ Introduction and entries on the Action Turn, Cycles of Action and Reflection, Extended Epistemology provide useful overviews of these processes of action research.