Action Research Support Resources

ANROWS's Resources Database contains a comprehensive collection of sector specific resources.

This page contains action research related resources that would be helpful to researchers, community workers and others working on action research projects.

Action research projects template

Action Research Primer - A how-to guide to planning and implementing an action research project.

Action research project story template - template and explanatory webinar discussing the use of narratives and storying to report and share findings of action research.

Action research methodology

ANROWS webinar: Action research tips and technical tricks

This webinar is led by Dr Peta Cox, Senior Research Officer with ANROWS. She provides an excellent starting point for coming to grips with literature reviews, with specific advice about how practitioners working outside academia might undertake research. Topics discussed include: 1) What is a literature review? 2) Academic literature searching outside the academy. 3) Finding full text for free. 4) Writing carefully. 5) Cautious data analysis.

Using measurement for making meaning with action research

This webinar presents an opportunity for projects to ask questions and discuss issues relating to measurement of outcomes- particularly in relation to quantitative data. The webinar is presented by ANROWS staff members, Dr Peta Cox, Senior Research Officer (Research Program) and Violeta Politoff, Senior Research Officer (National Community Attitudes Survey).

Measurement and evaluation

 Measuring change to prevent violence against CALD women and to create safer pathways (2.3 MB)

 Evaluating Victorian projects for the primary prevention of violence against women : a concise guide (1.6 MB) A guide to planning, conducting and sharing the results of project evaluations

Download Web links on analysis.pdf (521.6 KB) Links to advice on data analysis, qualitative inquiry and collective impact.

Ethical Research

 National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (Updated May 2015) Developed jointly by National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Research Council Australian Vice -Chancellors’ Committee

 Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies 2012 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

 Keeping research on track: A guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about health research ethics  Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council

Support services 

Information and links to support services for women and their children experiencing violence, available in all jurisdictions.

 Support services on violence against women and their children (1.11 MB)

Related links

See below for links to a range of other useful websites

Interviewing techniques and questions

Surveys and questionnaires


Online survey tools

Other useful sites