The best way to conduct intervention research: methodological considerations
Journal article, Peer reviewed
Postprint version of published article. the original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/6682112288p0m763/
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OriginalversjonEri, T. (2012). The best way to conduct intervention research: methodological considerations. Quality and quantity. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11135-012-9664-9
This article is a theoretical contribution to the debate about which qualitative interventionmethodology is best suited to building stronger partnerships between researchers and practitioners in educational research. In the first part of this article, two types of intervention methodologies gaining impact in the field are contrasted in light of Yrjö Engeström’s criticism. This discussion lays the groundwork for the main claim in the second part of this article that dialogical work between researchers and practitioners focusing on ‘contradictions’ and the ‘object of activity,’ can provide analytical tools to improve understanding of challenges in intervention research.