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Introduction – on Interactive Research


  • Lennart Svensson
  • Per-Erik Ellstroem
  • Goeran Brulin


This article is an introduction to the special issue on interactive research. A short presentation is made of the different articles. A background to the growing interest in interactive research is presented, and some differences and similarities with action research are discussed. One section deals with the issue of validity in interactive research, another with the realistic and critical perspective. The role of researcher is described. In the final section an interactive research model is presented.

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  • Lennart Svensson & Per-Erik Ellstroem & Goeran Brulin, 2007. "Introduction – on Interactive Research," International Journal of Action Research, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 3(3), pages 233-249.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:ijares:doi_10.1688/1861-9916_ijar_2007_03_svenssonlennart1

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    interactive research; action research; validity; researcher role; critical realism;

    JEL classification:

    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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