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Another example of a graphic that can be used as part of an action research project is a ‘word cloud’. You can create these using online tools such as Wordle and Tagxedo.


Here’s a Wordle designed for an action research project on the topic of equality and diversity. Its purpose was to highlight some key terms for a research focus group.


Graphics in action research projects Here are some ways that you might use graphics as part of your action research:


• To present a range of modes together (such as graphs and charts, shapes, comments, statistics, etc.)


• As a way to convey information that can be difficult or lengthy to write or say in words alone. For example, the steps in a process or the connections between different factors or events.


• To ‘bring your research alive’, e.g. though the addition of photographs and other media formats, such as videos and audio links.


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