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Principles and Practice



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Action Research: Principles and Practice by Jean McNiff
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This text offers a general update on methodological discussions. This edition includes sections of case study material and information on supporting action research. It discusses different aspects of action research including: what it is, its uses and limitations; international perspectives; why professionals should engage in action research; how to start and action research study; supporting action research; analyzing the data; claims to legitimacy; action research within organizations; widening the networks - individual and groups, professional councils, research associations; and getting published.

Table of Contents

PART ONE What Do We Know? The Principles of Action Research 1. What Do We Know? The Principles of Action Research 2. How Do We Come to Know? Linking Theory and Practice 3. Who has Influenced Our Thinking? Key Theorists in Action Research 4. What Do We Need to Know? How can We Develop Our Work? PART TWO What Do We Do? The Practices of Action Research 5. How to Do Action Research 6. Practical Issues 7. Making Sense of the Data and Generating Evidence 8. Validating Claims to Knowledge PART THREE How Do We Share Knowledge? Stories from Action Researchers 9. Action Research in the Home 10. Expect the Unexpected 11. Where Will We Put the Computer? 12. My Involvement in Action Research PART FOUR Contributing to Good Social Orders Through Education 13. Action Research and Good Social Orders 14. Significance of the Work Epilogue: A Conversation for Learning Appendix: Where to Find Other Action Researchers
Release date NZ
November 29th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd edition
Routledge Falmer
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