The ARGEF works according to the Health Action Research model. The action research uses different research methods, whereby the qualitative methods are frequently used. knowledge about a certain social system should be generated and simultaneously, an attempt should be made to change this or to find new solutions. Through Health Action Research, the complex interaction of different health determinants should be understood better.
The Health Action Research model (see illustration) includes a learning cycle that is run through again and again and in which the work is constantly adjusted to the newest knowledge in order to make our work as effective and efficient as possible. It is a dynamic model that requires a process-oriented and very flexible implementation.
With this, we want to
- increase the understanding as to why certain nutritional patterns exist in a family,
- identify the needs, motivation and fears of these sensitive groups and
- simultaneously find solutions for this.