Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization
Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization is the essential resource for anyone embarking on a research project in their own organization or as part of a work placement programme whether in business, healthcare, government, education, social work or third sector organizations.
The authors provide an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide to every aspect of conducting an action research project and have added in the Third Edition:
- more on politics and ethics to help researchers negotiate gaining access and permission, and building and maintaining support from peers and relevant subsystems within an organization
- more on writing an action research dissertation, and treatment of sensitive issues such as: giving feedback to one’s superiors and peers, disseminating the research to the wider community, and handling interpretations or outcomes which may be perceived negatively by the organization involved.
- more case examples and reflective exercises taken from a wide variety of organizational settings to aid students and researchers whatever their background discipline.
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1 Introducing Action Research
2 Learning in Action
3 Understanding Action Research
Part II Implementation
4 Framing and Selecting Your Insider Project
5 Designing and Implementing Your Action Research Project
6 Interlevel Dynamics in Insider Action Research
7 Using Frameworks to Study Organizations in Action
8 Researching Your Own Organization