Doing action research in your own organization
This book is an excellent primer on action research and how to use it to understand organizations. Clearly structured in two parts, part 1 covers the foundations of action research, including the research skills needed to undertake research, while part 2 covers the implementation of an action research project.This book provides a unique resource for those undertaking action research in their own organization. It addresses the advantages and potential pitfalls, the politics and ethics of researching your organization.The authors provide invaluable practical advice from framing and selecting your project, through to implementation and writing up action research. Each chapter has exercises and examples and summary boxes are used throughout.
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Understanding Action Research
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