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All you need to know about action research

Author: Jean McNiff; Jack Whitehead
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors provide an easy-to-follow introduction to action research that acts as a guide to its history and philosophy, covers the main theoretical debates in action research, and helps anyone undertaking their own action research project.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean McNiff; Jack Whitehead
ISBN: 1412908051 9781412908054 141290806X 9781412908061
OCLC Number: 61879108
Description: iv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART ONE: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW --
What Is Action Research? --
Who Does Action Research? --
The Underpinning Assumptions of Action Research --
Where Did Action Research Come from? --
PART TWO: WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW? --
Why Do Action Research? --
Learning To Improve Practice --
Contributing to New Theory --
Evaluating Your Research --
PART THREE: HOW DO I FIND OUT? --
Feasibility Planning --
What Do You Need To Think About First? --
Action Planning --
How Do You Develop an Action Plan? --
Doing Your Action Research --
Carrying Out Your Action Plan --
Examples of Action Research Projects --
PART FOUR: HOW DO I GENERATE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT MY CLAIM TO KNOWLEDGE? --
Monitoring Practice and Looking for Data --
Gathering, Sorting and Storing Data --
Turning the Data into Evidence --
PART FIVE: HOW DO I TEST AND CRITIQUE MY KNOWLEDGE? --
Testing the Validity of Your Claims to Knowledge --
Establishing the Legitimacy of Your Claim to Knowledge --
Engaging with the Politics of Knowledge --
PART SIX: HOW DO I REPRESENT AND DISSEMINATE MY KNOWLEDGE? --
Telling Your Research Story --
Writing a Workplace Report --
Writing a Report for Higher Degree Accreditation --
Publishing and Disseminating Your Research --
PART SEVEN: HOW DO I SHOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MY KNOWLEDGE? --
Explaining the Significance of Your Research --
Developing New Epistemologies for Organizational Cultures of Enquiry --
The Amazing Potential Global Influence of Your Action Research.
Responsibility: Jean McNiff & Jack Whitehead.
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