All you need to know about action research

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SAGE, Jan 10, 2006 - Social Science - 274 pages
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In All You Need to Know About Action Research, leading practitioners Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead are your guides to a vast and fast-moving field. They provide a brilliantly written and easy-to-follow introduction to action research that will be essential reading for students, practitioners and seasoned researchers alike.This book is essential reading for anyone interested in action research. It is equally essential reading for anyone interested in making a difference; in generating theory from research; and in learning from practice.

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Contents

What Do I Need To Know?
5
of Action Research
22
Where Did Action Research Come From?
36
Why Do I Need To Know?
43
How Do I Find Out?
77
How Do You Develop
90
Carrying
107
Examples of Action Research Projects
119
Establishing the Legitimacy of Your Claims
166
Engaging With the Politics of Knowledge
173
How Do I Represent
183
Writing a Workplace Report
191
Writing a Report for Higher Degree Accreditation
202
Publishing and Disseminating Your Research
216
How Do I Show the Significance
231
Developing New Epistemologies for Organizational
239

How Do I Generate Evidence
129
Gathering Sorting and Storing Data
138
Turning the Data into Evidence
148
How Do I Test and Critique
155
The Amazing Potential Global Influence
247
Glossary
256
Index
270
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About the author (2006)

McNiff is at the Marion Institute of Education, Ireland.

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