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Handbook of action research : participative inquiry and practice

Author: Peter Reason; Hilary Bradbury
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001.
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This volume provides a guide to the different theories, methods and debates associated with action or participative research. It represents a wide range of theory and practice, and challenges the modernist paradigm and value system.
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Handbook of action research.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001
(OCoLC)651919950
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Reason; Hilary Bradbury
ISBN: 0761966455 9780761966456
OCLC Number: 50303325
Description: xlii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Theory and practice: the mediating discourse / Bjøorn Gustavsen --
Participatory (Action) research in social theory: origins and challenges / Orlando Fals Borda --
Action research in the workplace: the socio-technical perspective / William Pasmore --
Infusing race into the US discourse on action research / Ella Edmondson Bell --
Uneven ground: feminisms and action research / Patricia Maguire --
Power and knowledge / John Geventa and Andrea Cornwall --
Knowledge and participatory research / Peter Park --
Exploring the relevance of critical theory for action research: emancipatory action research in the footsteps of Jürgen Habermas / Stephen Kemmis --
Pragmatic action research and the struggle to transform universities into learning communities / Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood --
The humanistic approach to action research / John Rowan. Engaging sympathies: relationships between action research and social constructivism / Yvonna S. Lincoln --
The relationship of 'systems thinking' to action research / Robert Louis Flood --
Action research as the hidden curriculum of the Western Tradition / Olav Eikeland --
Action science; creating communities of inquiry in communities of practice / Victor J. Friedman --
I wish this were a poem of practices of participatory research / Budd L. Hall --
The practice of co-operative inquiry: research 'with' rather than 'on' people / John Heron and Peter Reason --
Appreciative inquiry: the power of the unconditional positive question / James D. Ludem, David L. Cooperrider and Frank J. Barrett --
Large-group processes as action research / Ann W. Martin --
The use of words: improving enterprises by improving their conversations / ØOyvind Palshaugen. Ethnodrama: constructing participatory, experiential and compelling action research through performance / Jim Mienczakowski and Stephen Morgan --
Clinical inquiry / Research / Edgar H. Schein --
Community action research: learning as a community of practitioners, consultants and researcher / Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer --
The practice of action inquiry / William R. Torbert --
The turn to action and the linguistic turn: towards an integrated methodology / Lesley Treleaven --
Educational action research / Ken Zeichner --
Working together, learning together: co-operative inquiry in the development of complex practice by teams of social workers / Mark Baldwin --
The early mothering project: what happened when the words 'Action research' came to life for a group of midwives / Penelope A. Barrett --
Citizen participation in natural resource management / Yogesh Bhatt and Rajesh Tandon. Leaning with The Natural Step: action research to promote conversations for sustainable development / Hilary Bradbury --
Transforming lives: towards bicultural competence / Gloria Bravette Gordon --
Action research to develop an interorganizational network / Rupert F. Chisholm --
Transpersonal co-operative inquiry / John Heron --
Using co-operative inquiry to transform evaluation of nursing students' clinical practice / Marcia D. Hills --
Collaborative inquiry with African American community leaders: comments on a participatory action research process / James G. Kelly, Lynne O. Mock and S. Darius Tandon --
Participatory research and education for social change : highlander research and education center / Helen M. Lewis --
Creative arts and photography in participatory action research in Guatemala / M. Brinton Lykes, in collaboration with the Association of Maya Ixil Women --
New Dawn, Chajul, Guatemala. The art of clinical inquiry in information technology-related change / Joe McDonagh and David Coghlan --
The sights and sounds of indigenous knowledge / Timothy Pyrch and Mar*ia Teresa Castillo --
Participatory action research in Southern Tanzania, with special reference to women / Marja-liisa Swantz, Elizabeth Ndedya and Mwajuma Saiddy Masaignah --
Six street youth who could ... / Elizabeth Whitmore and Colette McKee --
Collaborative off-line reflection: a way to develop skill in action science and action inquiry / Jenny W. Rudoph, Steven S. Taylor and Erica Gabrielle Foldy --
On working with graduate research students / Peter Reason and Judi Marshall --
The mirror, the magnifying glass, the compass and the map : facilitating participatory action research / Yoland Wadsworth --
Self-reflective inquiry practices / Judi Marshall. The third task of universities or how to get universities to serve their communities! / Göran Grulin --
Conclusion: broadening the bandwidth of validity: issues and choice-points for improving the quality of action research / Hilary Bradbury and Peter Reason.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury.
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