Online Action Research: How Interventions Can Be Understood Through Participant Storytelling

This presentation should be seen as online ‘action research’ seeking to understand the impact of an intervention on an individualist rather than a macro policy level.

Online Action Research: How Interventions Can Be Understood Through Participant Storytelling

Josephine Hansom


People more often than not take part in market research due to their desire to help. Such respondents view their participation as an altruistic exchange, sharing personal thoughts and experiences1)with the research team in order to improve a product or a service. This can be seen clearly in social/public opinion research, whereby the topics discussed provoke an emotional response as the topics have more resonance with participants, e.g. discussing the government’s position on child maintenance, the provision of healthcare treatment or how best to...

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