Ethnographic Action Research Training at Klaipėda University 2020
In 2020 June – November the 36 hour training “Ethnographic Action Research” guided by prof. dr. Audra Skukauskaitė took place at Klaipėda University. Due to the Covid –19 situation, it was provided by distance learning. The training was carried out within the implementation of the project “A Research of the Training of Specialists to Provide fully Assistance to Persons with Disabilities in the Health Care System Enhancing the Competences of Researchers“, financed according to the 9 priority “Educating the Society and Strengthening the Potential of Human Resources” of the 2014-2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania. The training was completed by 80 participants; many of them were lecturers, doctors, doctoral students, and other participants of educational organizations. Prof. dr. Audronė Skukauskaitė presented the peculiarities of ethnographic action research, the historical context of its emergence, the possible implementation of action research in practice. Participants not only read articles on the action research topics but also did various tasks, created an action research plan. Dr. Inci Yilmazli shared ethical insights on doing action research. Doctors Marius Kalinauskas and Inga Bartus reviewed the practical applicability of action research based on their dissertations. The training was not only interesting but also practically useful.