Educational Action Research Special Interest Group

Network for Educational Action Research Ireland SIG – NEARI SIG 

The SIG will focus on:

  • strengthening the rigour of action research for accreditation and enhancing institutional standards
  • ethical issues, in particular on how current ethical standards in educational institutions may impede the undertaking of practitioner action research.
  • continuing the work of NEARI as a foundation for action research discourse

We believe these issues are of key importance to those who are leading action research modules in their institutions, while strengthening the research-base for action research.

It offers a safe, hybrid space for interdisciplinary practitioner researchers to dialogue, critically reflect, and disseminate research.

Who will I meet in the SIG

Convenors of the SIG are Drs. Bernie Sullivan, Caitriona McDonagh, Máirín Glenn and Mary Roche (NEARI) with Dr Cornelia Connolly of the University of Galway and Dr Bernadette Wrynn of Maynooth University. We welcome current and emerging educational action researchers and those who teach action research in Ireland and in global contexts. You may join the NEARI SIG by emailing us at

How will it work?

Three times each year SIG meetings will be held alongside NEARIMeets, (see alternately in Dublin and outside the Dublin area as well as virtually. Our website will offer resources for members, members musings and regular communications. You can join our NEARI discussion group or follow us on Twitter at @InfoNEARI. Delegates from the SIG will attend research conferences and report back to the SIG members.