This keynote presentation will describe Action Research through which practitioners and researchers together build an evidence-base.

Action research as a key participatory method providing a model to structure engagement between researchers and practitioners to enable the production of empirically informed practice resources and/or approaches. Action Research is a relational and potentially transformational approach which is deeply grounded in the conceptual, political and practical relations between researchers, practitioners and those whose lives they seek to enhance. Two examples of this methodological approach will be presented demonstrating three interlinked conceptual foundations: knowledge translation, praxis and action research, which together inform a framework for research to practice.

These three components provide a critically reflective model to increase the integrity, uptake and applicability of research for end users.

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