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Action theory : a primer for applied research in the social sciences

Author: Ladislav Valach; Richard A Young; M Judith Lynam
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this text the authors put forward the view that our short, medium, and long-term behaviour, interactions and relationships - whether planned or spontaneous, purposeful or playful - can be  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ladislav Valach; Richard A Young; M Judith Lynam
ISBN: 0275970868 9780275970864
OCLC Number: 48656067
Description: xiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations --
Action: Problem, Concept, Explanation, Method, and Theory --
Situating the Problem --
Action Theoretical Conceptualization --
Issues of Explanation --
Empirical Access to Behavior and Action --
Theory of Action --
Group Action --
Project and Career --
Research Procedures for Using Action Theory in Applied Research --
Framing Research Questions: Action, Group Action, Project, and Career --
Accessing Data --
Observing and Analyzing Data: Elements, Functional Steps, and Goals --
Everyday Observation: Accessing Social Meaning in Naive or Lay-Person Observation --
Reports of Subjective Processes: Monitoring and Recording Internal Processes --
Analysis of Actions: Integrating the Three Methods --
Analysis of Project and Career --
Conducting Research --
Criteria for Evaluating Adequacy --
Action Theory Research --
Issues of Conceptualization --
Procedures, Data, and Results --
Application of Action Theory: Research Reports --
Empowerment, Praxis, and Action Theory in Health-Promotion Research / M. Judith Lynam, Richard A. Young --
Theoretical Premises of Empowerment and Partnership --
Family Conversation as Health-Promotion Action --
The Research Studies --
Research as Praxis --
The Reasoning of Parents and Children in Conversation about Marital Transitions / Deanna Bader, Richard A. Young --
Children's Reasoning about Marital Transitions --
Application of Action Theoretical Framework --
The Joint Project of "Making Sense" of Marital Transitions.
Responsibility: Ladislav Valach, Richard A. Young, and M. Judith Lynam.

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