The methods used for this type of research are usually personal interviews method and the survey method. Sometimes attitude measurement techniques are also made use of. Some problems associated with action research are the personal values of the individuals, lack of social scientist’s interest and exclusive locations with the respondent.
The advantage of direct-action oriented solutions to the real world problems and sometimes has the potentialities of suggesting significant improvements in the existing solutions.
Action research warrants a thorough insight into the research problem and an equally effective command over the actions proposed to be launched for research findings.
If the collaboration of the researcher with the respondent is not smooth or the relevant field has not been chosen or there exists lack of understanding of the pertinent issues or there is reluctance on the part of two parties to interact their views and opinions, the foundation of action research may become too weak to permit plausible explanations and solutions to the problems for which action research was adopted.