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Action Research in Health

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ISBN-10: 0130985783

ISBN-13: 9780130985781

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ernie Stringer, William J. Genat

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Informed by the authors' years of field research, teaching, and consulting, this readable, accessible new volume will assist novice researchers to understand qualitative, action research. The authors first define action research and clarifies its nature, providing a clear description of the relationship between qualitative and quantitative research. They then offer step-by-step procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating the kind of research projects that help people use their own understanding and expertise to work systematically through a data gathering process, and, ultimately, find a solution to the problem they are investigating. Up-to-date coverage based on the work of…    
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List price: $73.80
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Ernest T. Stringer is author of numerous influential books on action research, including Action Research in Education (2008), Action Research in Health (with Bill Genat, 2004), and Action Research in Human Services (with Rosalie Dwyer, 2005). After an early career as primary teacher and school principal, Stringer served as lecturer in education at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. From the mid-eighties, based at Curtin's Centre for Aboriginal Studies, he worked collaboratively with Aboriginal staff and community people to develop a wide variety of innovative and highly successful education and community development programs and services. As visiting professor at the…    

The Purposes of Action Research
Understanding Action Research: Paradigms and Methods
Initiating a Study: Research Design
Gathering Data: Sources of Information
Giving Voice: Data Analysis in Interpretive Research
Representation: Communicating Research Outcomes
Taking Action: Passion, Purpose, and Pathways
Action Research in Health: Case Studies
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