Action Research in Human Services

Action Research in Human Services

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For Research courses in Counseling, Social Work, and Human Services.This practical, clearly-written text helps readers understand the purposes of action research and guides them through the process of conducting their own action research studies. The book is appropriate for counselors, social workers, and other helping professionals, as examples and applications are all drawn from human services settings. Not only does the text help readers understand how to conduct research on their own practice, but it also helps them apply the results of their research to improve their effectiveness as helpers.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130974234
  • 9780130974235

Table of contents

1. Purposes and Processes of Action Research. 2. Understanding Action Research: Exploring Issues of Paradigm and Method. 3. Initiating an Action Research Study: Research Design. 4. Gathering Data: Tools and Techniques. 5. Giving Voice: Interpretive and Qualitative Data Analysis. 6. Representation: Communicating Research Processes and Outcomes. 7. Taking Action: Passion, Purposes and Pathways. 8. Action Research Toolkit. 9. Case Studies in Action Research. 10. Online Resources.show more

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