For this post, review one engaged, action inquiry orientations and at least two engaged, action-oriented methods that you would like to investigate further for
your capstone. Consider the benefits and constraints of each and how they might contribute to first, second, and third-person practices for your capstone to
support engaged, action-oriented change.
In identifying your methods for exploration this week, we strongly encourage you to review a group method that could be considered within the context of
your capstone focal area. It might be that you are doing a First-Person Focused Capstone and don’t anticipate using a group method; however, we want you
to be aware of the benefits of what a group method could offer. The Lipmanowicz and McCandless textbook has some excellent possibilities to consider that
go beyond traditional research methods. For First-Person Focused capstones, the work of Marshall will likely be beneficial.
Note: ELP students are not required to articulate a specific methodology for their capstone; however, they are welcome to do so if they wish. . Both ELP and
thesis students are required to have a sound understanding of engaged, action-oriented inquiry, supported by evidence.
Marshall, J. (2016). First person action research: Living life as inquiry. Sage. (Specifically refer to Part I & Part 2).
Rowe, W., Graf, M., Agger-Gupta, N., Piggot-Irvine, E., & Harris, B. (2013). Action research engagement: Creating the foundations for organizational change.
ALARA Monograph Series, No. 5.
Wilson, S. (2008). Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods. Fernwood.