Action Research: Knowing, accompanying and causing a change in Education sciences.

  • Véronique Pelt
  • Débora Poncelet
Keywords: Action research-, evolution-, definition-, comparison-, principles of action


This article aims to present the theory of action research applied on educational sciences. The review of literature permitted to follow its evolution since the years 1940, then to define it thanks to it epistemological criteria to highlight it with its acting principles. A table compares action research with experimental research.

How to Cite
Pelt, V. and Poncelet, D. (2018) “ accompanying and causing a change in Education sciences”., Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 33(3), pp. 495–510. doi: 10.24452/sjer.33.3.4871.