Handbook of Action Research Participative Inquiry and Practice

ISBN-10: 0761966455
ISBN-13: 9780761966456
Edition: 2001
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Description: This volume provides a guide to the different theories, methods and debates associated with action or participative research. It represents a wide range of theory and practice, and challenges the modernist paradigm and value system.

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List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 2/6/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 12.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This volume provides a guide to the different theories, methods and debates associated with action or participative research. It represents a wide range of theory and practice, and challenges the modernist paradigm and value system.

Uwe Flick is Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Science and Education at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist and received his PhD from the Free University of Berlin in 1988 and his Habilitation from the Technical University of Berlin in 1994. He has been Professor of Qualitative Research at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany and at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he continues to work as Guest-Professor. Previously, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada; a Lecturer in research me�thodology at the Free University of Berlin; a Reader and Assistant Professor in qualitative methods and evaluation at the Technical University of Berlin; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St. John's (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or migration, and technological change in everyday life. He is the author of Designing Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2007) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2007) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (London: Sage, 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Berlin: Blackwell Science, 1995), and La perception quotidienne de la Sant� et la Maladie: Th�ories subjectives et Repr�sentations sociales (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1993). As his most recent publications, he wrote An Introduction to Qualitative Research, fifth edn. (London: Sage, 2014) and edited The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (London: Sage, 2014). nbsp; nbsp;Uwe Flick is Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Science and Education at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist and received his PhD from the Free University of Berlin in 1988 and his Habilitation from the Technical University of Berlin in 1994. He has been Professor of Qualitative Research at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany and at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he continues to work as Guest-Professor. Previously, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada; a Lecturer in research me�thodology at the Free University of Berlin; a Reader and Assistant Professor in qualitative methods and evaluation at the Technical University of Berlin; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St. John's (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or migration, and technological change in everyday life. He is the author of Designing Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2007) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2007) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (London: Sage, 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Berlin: Blackwell Science, 1995), and La perception quotidienne de la Sant� et la Maladie: Th�ories subjectives et Repr�sentations sociales (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1993). As his most recent publications, he wrote An Introduction to Qualitative Research, fifth edn. (London: Sage, 2014) and edited The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (London: Sage, 2014). nbsp; nbsp;I retired in 2009 from an academic career at the University of Bath in which my primary contribution was to the theory and practice of participatory action research. I was Director of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice (CARPP) and co-founder of the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice. In these programmes we pioneered graduate education based on collaborative, experiential and action-oriented forms of inquiry.

Introduction
Inquiry and Participation in Search of a World Worthy of Human Aspiration
Groundings
Theory and Practice
The Mediating Discourse
Participatory (Action) Research in Social Theory
Origins and Challenges
Action Research in the Workplace
The Socio-Technical Perspective
Infusing Race into the US Discourse on Action Research
Uneven Ground
Feminisms and Participatory, Action-Oriented Research
Power and Knowledge
Knowledge and Participatory Research
Exploring the Relevance of Critical Theory for Action Research
Emancipatory Action Research in the Footsteps of J[um]urgen Habermas
Pragmatic Action Research and the Struggle to Transform Universities into Learning Communities
The Humanistic Approach to Action Research
Engaging Sympathies
Relationships between Action Research and Social Constructivism
The Relationship of 'Systems Thinking' to Action Research
Action Research as the Hidden Curriculum of the Western Tradition
Practices
Action Science
Creating Communities of Inquiry in Communities of Practice
I Wish This Were a Poem of Practices of Participatory Research
The Practice of Co-Operative Inquiry
Research 'with' Rather Than 'on' People
Appreciative Inquiry
The Power of the Unconditional Positive Question
Large Group Processes as Action Research
The Use of Words
Improving Enterprises by Improving Their Conversations
Ethnodrama
Constructing Participatory, Experiential and Compelling Action Research through Performance
Clinical/Inquiry Research
Community Action Research
Learning as a Community of Practitioners, Consultants and Researchers
The Practice of Action Inquiry
The Turn to Action and the Linguistic Turn
Towards an Integrated Methodology
Educational Action Research
Exemplars
Working Together, Learning Together
Co-Operative Inquiry in the Development of Complex Practice by Teams of Social Workers
The Early Mothering Project
What Happened When the Words 'Action Research' Came to Life for a Group of Midwives
Citizens' Participation in Natural Resource Management
Learning with The Natural Step
Action Research to Promote Conversations for Sustainable Development
Transforming Lives
Towards Bicultural Competence
Action Research to Develop an Interorganizational Network
Transpersonal Co-Operative Inquiry
Using Co-Operative Inquiry to Transform Evaluation of Nursing Students' Clinical Practice
Collaborative Inquiry with African-American Community Leaders
Comments on a Participatory Action Research Process
Participatory Research and Education for Social Change
Highlander Research and Education Center
Creative Arts and Photography in Participatory Action Research in Guatemala
The Art of Clinical Inquiry in Information Technology Related Change
The Sights and Sounds of Indigenous Knowledge
Participatory Action Research in Southern Tanzania, with Special Reference to Women
Six Street Youth Who Could...
Skills
Collaborative Off-Line Reflection
A Way to Develop Skill in Action Science and Action Inquiry
On Working with Graduate Research Students
The Mirror, the Magnifying Glass, the Compass and the Map
Facilitating Participatory Action Research
Self-Reflective Inquiry Practices
The Third Task of Universities or How to Get Universities to Serve Their Communities
Conclusion
Broadening the Bandwidth of Validity: Issues as Choice-Points to Ensure Quality in Action Research

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