Handbook of Action Research

Handbook of Action Research : Concise Paperback Edition

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With the Handbook of Action Research hailed as a turning point in how action research is framed and understood by scholars, this paperback edition of the First Edition has been structured to provide an easy inroad into the field for researchers and students. It includes concise chapter summaries and an informative introduction that draws together the different strands of action research and reveals their diverse applications as well as their interrelations.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 176 x 246 x 26mm | 721.22g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Concise
  • 1412920302
  • 9781412920308
  • 469,102

About Peter Reason

I retired in 2009 from an academic career at the University of Bath in which my primary contribution was to the theory and practice of participatory action research. I was Director of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice (CARPP) and co-founder of the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice. In these programmes we pioneered graduate education based on collaborative, experiential and action-oriented forms of inquiry.
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Table of contents

Introduction - Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury Inquiry and Participation in Search of a World Worthy of Human AspirationTheory and Practice - Bj[sl]orn Gustavsen The Mediating DiscourseParticipatory (Action) Research in Social Theory - Orlando Fals Borda Origins and ChallengesAction Research in the Workplace - William Pasmore The Socio-Technical PerspectiveThe Infusion of Race into the US Discourse on Action Research - Ella Edmondson BellUneven Ground - Patricia Maguire Feminimisms and Action ResearchPower and Knowledge - John Gaventa and Andrea CornwallKnowledge in Participatory Research - Peter ParkExploring the Relevance of Critical Theory for Action Research - Stephen KemmisHumanistic Action Research - John RowanThe Relationship of `Systems Thinking' to Action Research - Robert Louis FloodPRACTICESAction Science - Victor J Friedman Creating Communities of Inquiry in Communities of PracticeThe Practice of Co-operative Inquiry - John Heron and Peter Reason Research with Rather Than on PeopleAppreciative Inquiry - James D Ludema, David L Cooperrider and Frank J Barrett The Power of the Unconditional Positive QuestionLarge Group Processes as Action Research - Ann W MartinEthnodrama - Jim Mienczakowski and Stephen Morgan Constructing Participatory, Experiential and Compelling Action Research through PerformanceClinical Inquiry/Research - Edgar H ScheinCommunity Action Research - Peter Senge and Otto ScharmerThe Practice of Action Inquiry - William R TorbertEXEMPLARSWorking Together, Learning Together - Mark Baldwin Co-operative Inquiry in the Development of Complex Practice by Teams of Social WorkersThe Early Mothering Project - Penny A Barrett What Happened When the Words `Action Research' Came to Life for a Group of MidwivesLearing with the Natural Step - Hilary Bradbury Action Research to Promote Conversations for Sustainable DevelopmentTransforming Lives - Gloria Bravette Towards Bicultural CompetenceAction Research To Develop an Interorganizational Network - Rupert F ChisholmParticipatory Research and Education for Social Change - Helen M Lewis Highlander Research and Education CenterCreative Arts and Photography in Participatory Action Research in Guatemala - M Brinton LykesThe Art of Clinical Inquiry in Information Technology Related Change - Joe McDonagh and David CoghlanParticipatory Action Research in Southern Tanzania, with Special Reference to Women - Marja-Liisa Swantz, Elizabeth Ndedya and Mwajuma Saiddy MasaiganahSix Street Youth Who Could... - Bessa Whitmore and Colette McKeeSKILLSCollaborative Off-Line Reflection - Jenny W Rudolph, Steven S Taylor and Erica Gabrielle Foldy A Way To Develop Skill in Action Science and Action InquiryOn Supervising Graduate Research Students - Peter Reason and Judi MarshallThe Mirror, The Magnifying Glass, The Compass and the Map - Yoland Wadsworth Facilitating Participatory Action ResearchSelf Reflective Inquiry Practices - Judi MarshallConclusion - Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury Broadening the Bandwidth of Validity: Issues as Choice-Points to Ensure Quality in Action Research
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