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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Cunningham, J. Barton.
Action research and organizational development.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J Barton Cunningham
|Description:||xi, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword by / A. W. McEachern --
Pt. I. The Need. 1. A Definition of Action Research. What Is Action Research? 2. The Need for an Action Research. 3. The Early History of Action Research. Action Research in the United States. Action Research in Great Britain. Action Research and Operational Research. Action Research and Training --
Pt. II. The Process and Principles. 4. The Emerging Action Sciences. Acts of Discovery in the Physical Sciences. Examples of Paradigm Shifts in Organizational Theory. 5. Adjusting Research Methods for Organizational Problem Solving. Positive Science Research Practices. Principles for Researching Organizations. 6. An Overview of the Action Research Process. The Change Process. Beginning the Action Research Process. Action Research and the Organizational Development Process --
Pt. III. The Research. 7. Types of Interviews. Problems With Interviews. Types of Open-Ended Interviews. 8. Developing Data Gathering Instruments. Developing Questions for Data Gathering. 9. Other Data Gathering Methods: Using Observations and Unobtrusive Measures. Observations and Unobtrusive Measures. Unobtrusive Measures. Problems With Observations and Unobtrusive Measures. A Perspective on Observations and Unobtrusive Measures. 10. Analyzing Messy Data. Systematic Errors in Qualitative Analysis. Tactics for Dealing With Systematic Errors --
Pt. IV. The Action. 11. Carrying Out the Process of Change: Some Implementation Steps. A Procedural Model for Focusing and Implementing. 12. Managing the Process of Change. Characteristics of Successful and Unsuccessful Change. Principles and Skills for Managing Change. 13. Different Stages of the Change Process. Interpretations of the Stages of a Change. Illustration of the Stages. Strategies for Implementing Changes --
Pt. V. Final Considerations. 14. Action Research and Organizational Development: A Conclusion. Action Research Practices. Successful Change Projects. Strategic Consideration in Managing Change
|Responsibility:||J. Barton Cunningham ; foreword by A.W. McEachern.|