What is practitioner-led action research (PLAR)?

On the 22nd October, Jim Crowther, Senior Lecturer in Community Education at the University of Edinburgh, led the first of this year’s webinars, entitled ‘What is PLAR?’. In this video blog, or vlog, Jim presents his answers to this question and invites you to think about such issues as assumptions you might make and how you can formulate your research question(s). Click the icon below to watch Jim’s vlog.


Now that you have watched Jim’s presentation, it may be helpful to think about the following questions:

Q: What impact does PLAR have, or could it have, on the education and training sector?

Q: What are your experiences of undertaking PLAR to improve outcomes for learners?

We look forward to hearing from you!


Our Blogs

We are delighted to have the contributions of a range of specialists in the form of short, informative monthly blogs. Our guest bloggers and ‘vloggers’ (video bloggers) will be practitioners, managers and researchers – all experts in their fields and we hope you will ask them questions and share your thoughts on the topics they write and speak about.

Read more to find out who our guest bloggers are going to be and contact us if you would like to blog or vlog about your research.