Doing Work Based Research: Approaches to Enquiry for Insider-Researchers

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SAGE, Mar 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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With the growth of work based learning and practitioner research this book leads the way by addressing key issues faced by 'insider-researchers' - learners, practitioners and managers doing research projects in the organizations and communities in which they themselves work, or where they are already familiar with the setting.

The authors explore the implications of these research contexts, and discuss approaches and methodologies that work based researchers might adopt, with a particular focus on ethics - one of the key concerns for those undertaking a research project of this type.

This book is an authoritative and readable guide to the theory and practice of work based research. It is for anyone undertaking a research project based on work practice, including learners on postgraduate, undergraduate and doctoral programmes. Practitioners, managers and participants in work based courses or modules in education, healthcare and business management, will find it particularly useful.



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1 Key concepts for the insiderresearcher
2 Search and review of relevant knowledge and information
3 Research ethics and insiderresearchers
4 Privilege power and politics in work based research
issues practices audiencesethics and gratitude
6 Learning contracts agreements and intellectual capital
7 Developing a methodology
8 Collaborative research
9 A reflection on professional practice
10 Work based research in action
11 The development of a research proposal
12 Preparing and evaluating project outcomes and assessing the learning achieved
13 Recommendations and presentations arising from the research

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About the author (2010)

Felix Maringe is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Southampton, teaching on a range of PGCE courses. He is also Chair of the Academy of Marketing's Special Interest Group in Marketing of Higher Education.

Paul Gibbs is Reader in Education at the University of Middlesex. He is widely published in educational, management and marketing literature in the UK, USA and Australia.

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