All You Need to Know about Action Research

ISBN-10: 085702583X

ISBN-13: 9780857025838

Edition: 2nd 2011

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Description: What is action research? Why do action research? When should you use action research? In the second edition of All You Need to Know about Action Research, expert practitioners Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead guide you through everything you need to know to plan and carry out a successful action research project. The book provides: - A guide to the history and philosophy underpinning action research - Comprehensive coverage of the main theoretical debates in action research - A unique understanding of how action research can help your learning and your professional practice - Practical help in planning your project - Help with writing about your research and disseminating your findings. The second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and now includes new real-life case studies from Education, Health and Business. A new chapter on reviewing the literature has been added and the sections on data gathering and analysis have been updated to take into account the latest technological advances. This easy-to-follow overview of action research is essential reading for students, practitioners and seasoned researchers alike.

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 4/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Introduction
What Do I Need To Know?
What Is Action Research?
Who Can Do Action Research?
The Underpinning Assumptions of Action Research
Where Did Action Research Come from and Where Is it Now?
Why Do I Need To Know?
Why Do Action Research?
Learning to Improve Practice
Contributing to New Theory
Evaluating Your Research
How Do I Find Out?
Action Planning: Planning and Designing Your Action Research
Engaging with the Literatures
Doing Action Research: Carrying Out Your Action Plan
How Do I Generate Evidence To Support My Claim To Knowledge?
Monitoring Practice and Looking for Data
Gathering, Sorting and Storing Data
Turning the Data into Evidence
How Do I Test And Critique My Knowledge?
Testing the Validity of Your Claims to Knowledge
Establishing the Legitimacy of Your Claims to Knowledge
Engaging with the Politics of Knowledge
How Do I Represent And Disseminate My Knowledge?
Telling Your Research Story
Writing a Workplace Report
Writing a Report for Higher Degree Accreditation
Publishing and Disseminating Your Research
How Do I Show The Significance Of My Knowledge?
Explaining the Significance of Your Research
Developing New Epistemologies for Workplace Cultures of Enquiry
References
Index
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