A framework for evaluating an action research study on lean design management

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There is no convention for evaluating action research (AR), and the one commonly used for evaluating research in general was deemed unsuitable for evaluating a postgraduate AR study on lean design management conducted by the researchers. The purpose of this paper is to present the framework developed by the researchers for evaluating the AR study, using criteria that are different from those traditionally used to evaluate research. It is hoped that this paper will contribute to lean construction research (LC) by highlighting the importance of using AR to measure the efficacy of LC production systems in their intended context of application and by letting future LC researchers know that they can develop their own criteria for evaluating their research rather than use generic criteria that may not be suitable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGLC 2016 - 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherNational Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2016
Event24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: On the Brink of Lean Revolution - Boston, United States
Duration: 18 Jul 201624 Jul 2016
Conference number: 24
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Conference24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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