Their openness and lack of a predetermined, idealized order, is a strength in conversational inquiries, not a weakness. For it is in the disorderly details that come to light within such inquiries, rather than in the confirmation of past actualities, that we can find the beginnings of new possible “forms of life” (Wittgenstein, 1953). In this respect, not only is it more accurate to compare action research with research sciences than with classical sciences, but action research finds its legitimacy in the same sphere of human conduct as all of science – in people being responsibly accountable for their own actions to the others around them.
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