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Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

ISBN-10: 1848602162
ISBN-13: 9781848602168
Edition: 3rd 2010
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List price: $61.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization is the essential resource for any researcher embarking on an action research project in their own organization, and all students of organization studies, education, health studies and community studies.In this brand new edition of the popular work, Coghlan and Brannick provide an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide to every aspect of conducting an action research project in your own organization.Revised and updated, this 3rd edition contains:- An expanded discussion on politics and ethics of insider action research- An expanded chapter on writing an action research dissertation- More case examples and reflective exercises taken from a wide variety of organizational settingsDoing Action Research is the ideal book for doctoral, MA or MBA students seeking a research topic that is based on leading change in their own organization and is essential reading for practitioner researchers and established academics in the fields of organization development and action research.

David Coghlan is Professor of Organization Development at the School of Business, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and is a Fellow of the College. He specializes organization development and action research and participates actively in the both communities internationally. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters. Recent co-authored books include: Collaborative Strategic Improvement through Network Action Learning (Edward Elgar, 2011), Organization Change and Strategy (Routledge, 2006), and co-editor of Managers Learning in Action, (Routledge, 2004). He is co-editor (with Mary Brydon-Miller) of the Encyclopedia of Action Research and of the 4 volume set, Fundamentals of Organization Development (Sage, 2010). He is a member of the editorial advisory board of several journals, including Action Research, The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Action Learning: Research and Practice, Systemic Practice and Action Research and OD Practitioner. He is currently co-editing (with Rami Shani) a 4 volume set, Action Research in Business andManagement (Sage, 2015). �

� Teresa Brannick (1950-2012) was a lecturer in the business research programme at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College, Dublin, Ireland. Her undergraduate degree was in mathematics, her masters in sociology and her Ph.D. in marketing research. She had been a practising researcher for over thirty years and had published over thirty research papers in such diverse fields as epidemiology, public policy, industrial relations and marketing. She was the editor-in-chief of Irish Journal of Management and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Management. She was co-editor of Business Research Methods: Theories, Techniques and Sources (Oak Tree Press: Dublin, 1997).

About the Authors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Foundations
Introducing Action Research
A Brief Introduction To Action Research
Three Audiences/Voices/Practices
Enacting Action Research Cycles
The Action Research Cycles
Pre-Step: Context And Purpose
Main Steps
Meta Learning
Quality And Rigour In Action Research
Conclusions
Enacting The Action Research Cycles
Learning In Action
Knowing And Learning
General Empirical Method
Authenticity
Reflection
Developing Reflective Skills Through Journaling
Second Person Skills
Conclusions
First Person Learning In Action
Keeping A Journal
Developing Inquiry Skills
Understanding Action Research
Action Research As Practical Knowing
Foundations Of Action Research
Research Paradigms And Action Research
Experiential Paradigms Of Action Research
Conclusions
Implementation
Framing And Selecting Your Insider Project
Framing The Action Research Project
Selecting The Research Project
Writing An Insider Action Research Proposal
Developing The Action Research
Conclusions
Questions For Framing And Selecting
Writing A Thesis Proposal
Designing And Implementing Your Action Research Project
The Process Of Planned Change
Planned Change Through Action Research
Learning By Design
Data Generation As Intervention
The Role Of Technology
How Do You Know When To Stop?
Conclusions
The Process Of Implementation
Reflection For Praxis
Interlevel Dynamics In Insider Action Research
Interlevel Dynamics Of Change
Interlevel Dynamics Of Strategy
Levels Of Analysis In Action Research
Conclusions
Applying Interlevel Dynamics
Change Issues
The Learning Window
Using Frameworks To Study Organizations In Action
Organizational Diagnosis
Systems Thinking And Practice
Systems Thinking And Action Research
Change And Learning
Conclusions
Diagnosing Your Organization
Using Systems Thinking
Issues and Challenges in Researching Your Own Organization
Researching Your Own Organization
The Focus Of Researcher And System
Traditional Research
Classical Action Research
Individual Reflective Study
Tranformational Change
Action Research At Home
Conclusions
Assessing Your Research Focus
Preunderstanding, Role Duality And Access
Preunderstanding
Role Duality: Organizational And Researcher Roles
Access
Conclusions
Assessing Your Preunderstanding
Managing Organizational Politics And Ethics
The Politics Of Researching Your Own Organization
Managing Political Relationships
Ethics
Insider Action Research And Ethics
Integrating Roles, Politics And Ethics
Integrative Case
Conclusion
Assessing Politics And Ethics
Force Field Analysis
Writing Your Insider Action Research Dissertation
An Action Research Dissertation
Constructing And Writing A Dissertation
Dissemination
Publishing
Conclusions
In Conclusion
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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